The journalist Lourdes Maldonado —murdered on the night of Sunday, January 23, in the vicinity of the Santa Fe subdivision in Tijuana, Baja California— was attacked “by more than one person.”
This was reported by the State Attorney General, Iván Carpio, who added that the journalist received “a single shot”; however, he said, no shell casing was found at the crime scene, so no line of investigation is ruled out.
Carpio mentioned that the caliber of the weapon with which Lourdes Maldonado was attacked will not be known until the corresponding study is concluded in the Forensic Medical Service.
The Governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda, also spoke about the murder of the journalist.
After condemning the murder, the president assured that she will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the murder of journalists Lourdes Maldonado and Margarito López and added that she will use the full force of the state so that justice prevails.
“I have asked the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to follow up on these cases so that they can be resolved as soon as possible. I have also maintained constant communication with the Government of Mexico to have the support of the federal forces,” the president said in a message posted on Twitter.
“All violence is reprehensible and it is even more so when it is exercised against those who strive to make the truth an essential value in our society,” he said.
We are going to work in a coordinated manner at the 3 levels of government to guarantee the safety of journalists, as well as of our society.
– Marina del Pilar (@MarinadelPilar) January 24, 2022
Protest for the murder of Lourdes Maldonado
Journalists from Tijuana, Baja California, demonstrated this Monday, January 25, in front of the Tijuana Municipal Police Control and Command Center to demand answers.
This Monday’s demonstration was held after the murders of Lourdes Maldonado and Margarito López, who were murdered in less than a week in Tijuana.