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Missing Salvadoran journalist found dead on roadside – media

/ 10:00 AM April 16, 2018

A woman shows a picture of Salvadorean journalist Karla Lisseth Turcios on her mobile phone in San Salvador on April 15, 2018, after she was found dead – with signs of having been strangled- in Santa Rosa Guachipilin, about 100 km northwest of San Salvador. (AFP PHOTO/Marvin RECINOS)

A Salvadoran journalist reported missing on Sunday has been found dead on the side of a road, media reports said.
The body of Karla Turcios, 33, was found on a highway on the outskirts of Santa Rosa Guachipilin, 100 kilometers (62 miles) northeast of San Salvador, according to media reports.
“Journalist Karla Turcios was murdered,” the newspaper La Prensa Grafica – a sister title of El Economista magazine, where the mother-of-one worked – tweeted.
A source from the Salvadoran public prosecutor’s office told AFP the body of an apparently strangled woman was found on a highway in the Santa Rosa Guachipilin area – but there were no identifying documents available and the body was transferred for forensic analysis.

La Prensa Grafica said Turcios’ husband identified her body by her clothes and a scar.

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“We sympathize with your family in these hard times,” the newspaper wrote on Twitter, sharing a photograph of Turcios.

Turcios had been reported as missing by her family and the newspaper earlier Sunday.

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According to a public prosecutor’s office source, an investigation is already underway and there are “several hypotheses” as to the circumstances surrounded Turcios’ death.

Meanwhile, El Salvador’s President Salvador Sanchez Ceren said he had “ordered our security authorities to carry out an urgent and effective investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible.”   /kga

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