Journalist Alicia Diaz Gonzalez was found dead on Thursday at her home in Monterrey, northern Mexico, having apparently been severely beaten.
Diaz Gonzalez “was on the floor, face down, in a pool of blood having suffered blows,” a source from the Nuevo Leon state prosecutor’s office told AFP news agency on condition of anonymity.
The attack took place between 8:00am (13:00GMT) and 10:00am (15:00GMT) local time on Thursday in Colonia Paseo Residencial in Monterrey.
“She was found inside her house at around 10:00 am next to her children, who were resting on the second floor of the building [when the incident took place],” the Nuevo Leon state prosecutor said on Twitter.
The 52-year-old reporter’s death was confirmed by El Financiero newspaper, where she had worked since January. Editor Mauricio Mejia called for an “urgent … official response” on social media.
Translation: Her name was Alicia Diaz Gonzalez, she was beaten to death in her house in Monterrey. Until when? Enough of impunity, we want the state to guarantee our security. (Sanjuana Marinez a journalist wrote)
Earlier this month, radio journalist Juan Carlos Huerta was shot dead as he left his home in a suburb of Villahermosa in southeast Mexico.