The communicator had been missing since a day before and his body has appeared wrapped in plastic
The body of journalist Luis Enrique Ramírezcolumnist for the renowned newspaper El Debate, He was found dead and wrapped in plastic. this Thursday in Culiacán, in the northern state of Sinaloa, as confirmed by the Prosecutor’s Office of that state. “Unfortunately, it is confirmed that the body found on a dirt road on the El Ranchito highway is that of the journalist Luis Enrique Ramírez Ramos. Our sincere condolences to his family and our commitment to work to clarify this fact,” Sara wrote on her Twitter wall. Bruna Quiñones, head of the Sinaloa State Attorney General’s Office. Likewise, the newspaper El Debate also shared the news on the same social network: “With deep regret and consternation we report that our journalist, columnist and friend Luis Enrique Ramírez was murdered in Culiacán, Sinaloa.” They added the hashtags #JusticiaParaLuisEnrique, #NoDisparenALaPrensa and #LibertadDeExpresion and a photograph of the communicator.
For his part, the governor of Sinaloa, Rubén Rocha, published: “With deep regret I regret the death of Luis Enrique Ramírez, a friend and journalist from the newspaper El Debate. I have communicated with the prosecutor Sara Bruna so that an immediate investigation can be carried out. , rigorous and exhaustive that clarifies this disgraceful fact”.
The journalist’s body was found this day after it had been reported missing. According to El Debate, this morning a body wrapped in plastic was found on the road that leads to the El Ranchito neighborhood, in Culiacán, and a few hours later it was confirmed that it corresponded to the communicator. “It was then that the mobilization of security forces was generated who, when they went to the place, observed the man’s body double-wrapped, with a black bag, from head to foot, with transparent plastic covering his entire body,” they detailed in a note.
The journalist worked for El Debate and worked for other national media and agencies. In addition, he published two books: ‘The wisdom tooth’ and ‘The ungovernable’. The journalist received 14 awards for his journalistic work and created the digital newspaper Fuentes Fidedignas, highlighted El Debate.
With Ramírez they add nine journalists murdered in Mexico so far this year. According to figures from the organization Article 19, since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador came to power in December 2018, there have been 1,945 attacks against the press in the country, including 33 murders, nine so far this year, and two disappearances, 85% more than in the first three years of President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018).
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.