A journalist in Tijuana was found dead in his home Tuesday night with obvious signs of trauma apparently caused by a sharp-edged weapon.
According to initial reports by local media, Pedro Damián Gómez, the director of a Facebook outlet called Panorama Político, was found dead in his home in Colonia Lomas de la Amistad.
Local news outlets note that the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) took custody of the body and will be forwarding final a report of findings to the State Attorney General’s Office (PGJE).
Pedro Damián Gómez is the third journalist killed in Mexico for 2018 thus far.
The murder rate continues to climb as rival drug cartels battle over control of key trafficking routes and street-level distribution, according to local media reports.