November 28, 1999, in El Playón, ColombiaSánchez Tovar, a cameraman for Producciones Colombia, and Rincón Solano, a freelance cameraman, were murdered outside the town of El Playón, in the northeastern department of Santander.
Sánchez Tovar owned Producciones Colombia, a Bucaramanga-based company that produced institutional and broadcast videos. Josue Jaimes Caballero, one of the mayoral candidates, had hired him as campaign videographer.
Sánchez Tovar then hired Rincón Solano, a freelance cameraman who had formerly worked for the local production company Comuneros Televisión, to assist him in the job.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.