Friday, September 2, 2011

Two Female Reporters Found Murdered In Mexico City

Ana María Marcela Yarce Viveros

Rocío González Trápaga

Photos: Notimex

Federal Mexican authorities say, the two female reporters were missing since Wednesday night.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 2, 2011

Mexico City, Mexico - On Friday, the federal attorney general's office (PGR) confirmed that two bodies found near the San Nicolás Tolentino Cemetery in the Mirador neighborhood located within the Iztapalapa police district were identified as Ana María Marcela Yarce Viveros and Rocío González Trápaga. The bodies were found nude before 7:00 a.m. on Thursday. They had bullet wounds and showed signs of strangulation, according to the preliminary police report.
Both women were reported missing on Wednesday. They were last seen around 10:00 p.m. at the Contralínea offices. Yarce Viveros worked for the Contralínea Magazine and González Trápaga was a freelance writer.
So far, 74 Mexican journalists have been killed since 2002 and 11 missing without trace, according Fundalex (Foundation for Freedom of Expression).

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