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Mexican newspaper editor decapitated

Sept. 25, 2011 at 11:41 AM   |   Comments

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The headless body of a Mexican newspaper editor was found in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas with a warning note, police said.

The state attorney's office said the head of Maria Elizabeth Macias Castro, 39, was found Saturday near her body with a note whose contents weren't disclosed, CNN reported.

Castro was the editor of the Primera Hora newspaper.

The state office said her death was "attributed to a criminal group," and various media noted there were similarities in her slaying to a double homicide in the area earlier this month.

The bodies of a man and woman, both in their 20s, were found mutilated with signs of torture in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. Both had posted online denunciations of a regional drug cartel, as had Castro, the report said.

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