More from the Associated Press:

A Mexican official says another journalist has been slain in the country, one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media workers.

The government official in the northern state of Sinaloa says Javier Valdez was killed Monday in the state capital, Culiacan, near the offices of his newspaper, Rio Doce.

The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

May he rest in peace.