New York, May 16, 2012--The body of Honduran radio journalist
Ángel Alfredo Villatoro was found Tuesday in the capital city Tegucigalpa,
according to news
reports. Villatoro had been kidnapped
from his car early on the morning of May 9.
"We are saddened by the death of journalist Ángel Alfredo
Villatoro and send our condolences to his friends, family, and colleagues,"
said CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon. "Honduran authorities must fully
investigate this crime and bring those responsible to justice. The deadly cycle
of violence against journalists and impunity for these crimes is endangering
freedom of expression in Honduras."