Pacheco’s body was found along a rural road in the Guerrero
state capital of Chilpancingo with five gunshot wounds, one to the head,
according to news reports citing law enforcement officials.
Pacheco, 33, a reporter for the weekly Visión Informativa, was the second journalist murdered in as many
months in Guerrero, a southern Pacific coast state with strategic transit
points and agricultural land used by drug cartels. Albertico Guinto Sierra,
acting state attorney general, told CPJ that investigators had not identified a
motive or suspects.