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Salvador police say missing magazine journalist found slain

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Authorities in El Salvador say a magazine journalist has been kidnapped and killed in the gang-plagued Central American nation.

Karla Lisseth Turcios worked for El Economista, which is part of La Prensa Grafica media group.

The newspaper La Prensa Grafica reports that her husband told police that he and their son left her resting at home around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. It says that when they returned, Turcios had disappeared and did not answer her cellphone or respond to messages.

The 33-year-old journalist’s body was found hours later on a highway northeast of the Salvadoran capital, San Salvador.

Roman Catholic Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas called the killing “a very grave attack against society.”