Mexican authorities found the head of journalist Víctor Fernando Álvarez, who had been missing since April 2, in the coastal city of Acapulco, in the southern state of Guerrero, the state attorney’s office reported Saturday.
“After carrying out the forensic and expert opinions on genetics, it has been verified that said human member has correspondence with the identity of Víctor Fernando,” he explained to the Attorney General of the State of Guerrero in a statement.
The agency explained that on April 8 they located Álvarez’s “cephalic limb” on the street, next to a secondary school in the municipality of Acapulco.
According to the authorities, the journalist’s relatives denounced his disappearance on April 2 and a search file was opened to find him.
“The investigations continue according to the investigation folder started, to locate and arrest him or the probable perpetrators of this unfortunate homicide,” the prosecution said in the statement.
The Mexican Association of Displaced and Attacked Journalists lamented on social media the murder of the informant.
“We regret to report that the Guerrero Authorities confirm the finding of the severed head of the journalist Víctor Álvarez (Apontito) who had been deprived of liberty on April 2,” he said.
Víctor Fernando Álvarez is the second journalist killed in Mexico so far this year, after the murder of journalist María Elena Ferral, which occurred on March 30, in the state of Veracruz.
Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries for journalism.
According to the NGO Article 19, from the year 2000 to date, 131 murders of journalists have been documented in Mexico.
The state of Guerrero is one of the most affected by violence in Mexico, with hundreds of deaths since the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa school for teachers in September 2014 in Iguala at the hands of corrupt police officers and members of the Guerreros criminal group. United.