XEDD La Tremenda
July 10, 2010, in Montemorelos, Mexico
Radio reporter Martínez, 45, was abducted July 9 and found
shot to death the next day in the city of
Local police found his beaten body along a rural road near the northern border of Nuevo León. The journalist had been shot once in the head, according to Agence France-Presse.
Martínez covered a variety of local topics, including politics, but did not generally handle crime or other dangerous assignments, according to a colleague. Martínez, a journalist with more than a decade of experience, also worked as a correspondent for the national media outlets TV Azteca and W Radio. Local authorities did not identify any suspects or disclose a motive.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.