August 24, 2010, in an area near San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Zelaya, 56, a reporter for Radio Internacional, was found
shot to death along a rural road near the northern city of
Zelaya was last seen earlier that day at a local gas station, where he was talking with a man in a taxi, the daily Tiempo reported. He had not mentioned receiving recent threats, but his home had been damaged in a fire of undetermined origin three months earlier, according to Radio Internacional colleagues. Zelaya reported on a range of local topics, including politics and crime, his colleagues told CPJ.
Honduran authorities did not immediately disclose possible
motives or suspects. Zelaya's murder was part of a rash of journalist killings
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.
- Honduran radio reporter shot in latest journalist murder, August 25, 2010