MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police say a decapitated body was left in the border city of Nuevo Laredo and a photo of the scene indicates the man was killed for reporting criminals on social media sites.
A Tamaulipas state investigator says police found the body Wednesday at a monument where the corpse of a woman purportedly killed in retaliation for her postings on an anti-crime website had been left previously. The investigator spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter.
A photograph of the scene posted on a blog Wednesday shows a message that reads “this happened to me for not understanding that I shouldn’t report things on the social networks.”
The message claimed the man was a moderator of “Nuevo Laredo en Vivo,” a website used to denounce crime.