Missing journalist found with throat slit

The body of a kidnapped Mexican journalist was found with his throat slit, the Associated Press reported.
Enrique Villicana Palomares, a columnist for the The Voice of Michoacan newspaper, was reported missing by his family last week after not showing up to a writing class he taught.
Federal prosecutors said in a statement his body was found Saturday in Morella after a ransom was demanded. It was unclear whether the ransom was paid.
Investigators did not know if Palomares was targeted because of his job as a journalist, but his family said Palomares had written columns about attacks by armed groups, the New York Times reported.
Palomares is at least the fifth reporter killed in Mexico this year. His employers had notified state authorities a few weeks ago about threats made against him.

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