Two female Mexican journalists have been found brutally murdered in the capital, local news magazine Contralinea reported on Thursday.
The two journalists, Ana Maria Marcela Yarce Viveros and Rocio Gonzalez Trapaga, were found dead late Wednesday evening by local joggers in the El Mirador park in a popular neighborhood, but the identities of the two women were not confirmed until earlier on Thursday.
"The bodies of the women were found completely naked hidden under a plastic sheet and the preliminary investigations of the homicide department indicate that it may be the result of an assault," said Contralinea, adding the two bodies showed signs of being beaten.
Yarce is the founder of a weekly magazine that specializes in investigative journalism while Gonzalez Trapaga is a freelance reporter who used to work for the main national television station Televisa.
The Washington-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights earlier this year reported that Mexico is the most dangerous country in the region for journalists with five other journalists murdered since the beginning of 2011.
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