The body of a Mexican journalist who disappeared from the eastern port city of Veracruz has been dumped outside the offices of another newspaper, her employer said Tuesday.
Yolanda Cruz, who had worked for the daily Notiver, was reported missing at the weekend and her body was found behind the headquarters of another newspaper, Imagen, in the metropolitan area of Veracruz, her newspaper said on its website.
A police officer, who declined to be named, said her throat had been slit.
Cruz is the fourth Mexican reporter to be killed this year, including a columnist from the same newspaper who was shot dead in his home with his wife and son in June.
Mexico is one of the world's deadliest countries for journalists.
In the past decade, at least 66 journalists have been slain in Mexico and another dozen have gone missing, according to the United Nations.