Veracruz journalist Yolanda Orda was found beheaded yesterday after having gone missing over the weekend. According to the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, Orda was investigating the murder of her editor at Notiver, Miguel Ángel López Velasco, who along with his wife and son, was shot to death in his home late last month:
Ordaz received anonymous threats telling her she "would be next" if she continued to investigate her boss' death. EFE reports that Ordaz's body was found beheaded next to a message whose contents have not been disclosed.
Orda is the seventh Mexican journalist to be murdered this year, and roughly the 70th journalist to have been murdered in Mexico since 2000.