A journalist and former candidate for governor has been killed during the first days of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s rule as President of Mexico.
The body of the journalist identified as Alejandro Marquez has been found near the city of Tepic, the capital of the state of Nayarit in Mexico.
Local media report the last time his family saw him was on Friday afternoon when he had finished his lunch and he received a phone call and left his house on a motorbike. They did not hear from him after then.
According to local media it is believed that he was shot in the back of the neck and the motorbike was not found next to him.
The journalist had worked with many media outlets in his career and was recently put in charge of the publication ‘Orion Informativo’.
According to local media, he was working to expose political individuals who were allegedly connected with organised crime.
Also in past local elections the journalist had been a candidate for Governor for the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) political party in the municipality of Tuxpan.
The Prosecutor General informed that the investigation is ongoing but no arrests have been reported.
The violence in Mexico has taken the lives of 140 journalists since the year 2000, according to the National Commission of Human Rights.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s rule as President of Mexico began on 1st December.