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Nuevo Laredo newspaper editor decapitated

Authorities have confirmed the murder of a Nuevo Laredo newspaper editor whose body decapitated and left with a message not to use social media to report about drug cartels.

It all happened in the Colonia Madero of Nuevo Laredo around 7:45 a.m. Saturday.

According to reports, a woman's body was next to a statue of Christopher Columbus with a message not to use social media to report about drug cartel violence.

The Tamaulipas Attorney General's Office (PGJE) identified the woman's body as 39-year-old Maria Elizabeth Macias-Castro, the editor of Nuevo Laredo's Primera Hora newspaper.

Macias-Castro is the third person in Nuevo Laredo to be murdered and left with a message not to use blogs or social media to report about drug cartels.

The mutilated bodies of two other people were left with a similar message two weeks ago.

Macias-Castro is also among three media professionals to have been killed in Nuevo Laredo in the past three years.

PGJE officials are promising a thorough investigation to find those responsible for Macias-Castro's death.

"The state government expresses it's condolences to family members and loved ones affected by these lamentable acts," PGJE officials said in a statement released Saturday night.

Action 4 News will post more information as it becomes available.

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