Authorities at the Mexican state of Yucatan said Friday that the body found a day earlier near Progreso city belonged to photojournalist Luis Abraham González Contreras, 31, who had been missing since Dec. 19.
The local medical forensic office carried out an autopsy of Contreras body and determined that his death was the result of a traumatic head injury caused by a blow to the head.
His body was found inside a bag with the upper and lower limbs separated from the torso and with 20 percent of his body surface burned.
The mutilation of the body was carried out post mortem, according to the medical report. His relatives were unable to identify his body according to the Yucatan's prosecutor’s office., which said his identify was determined by his fingerprints.
The investigation into his death has so far ruled out that the journalist’s killing was an execution related to organized crime. González mostly worked in entertainment related journalism, according to local media.
The year 2017 has been identified as the most violent year in the country’s history with more than 26,000 people killed across the country.