Colombian reporter slain in home

Friday, August 11, 2006

Location of Valle del Cauca in Colombia

Milton Fabian Sanchez was killed on Wednesday evening in his house in Yumbo municipality in Valle del Cauca, Colombia, when gunmen entered the home and shot him dead.

Sanchez, 30, worked for a local radio and television station. Police could not immediately provide a motive for his killing.

Jose Leon, chief of the local police said that the investigation is following three leads: "incidents relating to his journalism, the second those relating to his family, and finally what he was doing at the time of the murder,".

Some press organizations have ranked Colombia among the most dangerous for journalists to work in.