Fredid Román

The body of the journalist, who published his work on various social media pages and contributed to a local newspaper, was found inside his vehicle with gunshots wounds near his home in the southern city of Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero State, according to local prosecutors.

Fredid Romanwas shot dead in southern Mexico shortly after posting a story entitled State Crime Without Charging the Boss, about the disappearance and suspected murder of 43 students, in which he reportedly mentioned an alleged meeting between four officials at the time of the students’ disappearance, including former attorney general Jesus Murillo Karam.

Murillo Karam was arrested after the publication of the truth commission report last week, while dozens of warrants were issued for suspects including military personnel, police officers and cartel members, media reports said.