Two journalists were killed on Monday in the Mexican state of Veracruz, according to the state prosecutor’s office, which said it had launched an investigation into the killings.
This comes after another journalist was killed in the state of Sinaloa on Thursday, the state attorney’s office said.
“Unfortunately, the body found on the El Ranchito highway road has been confirmed to be that of journalist Luis Enrique Ramirez Ramos,” Sinaloa prosecutor Sarah Quiñones tweeted.
“Our sincere condolences to his family and our commitment to the work of getting this fact out,” the tweet read.
Ramirez was a columnist and founder of the news portal Fuentes Fidedignas. The news agency reported that he was killed on Thursday afternoon and reported that his body was discovered after being kidnapped near his home.
It is not known whether the murder of Ramirez was related to his professional activities.
The most recent deaths put the number of journalists killed in Mexico in 2022 at least 9, according to CNN’s calculations.
José Luis Gamboa Arenas, Margarito Martinez Esquivel, Lourdes Maldonado, Hébert López Vasquez, Armando Linares and Juan Carlos Muñiz join Falconi, Oliver and Ramos.