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Body of cameraman found in Honduras

October 26, 2013
In this Oct. 23, 2013 photo, reporters stand around the body of fellow journalist, Globo TV cameraman Manuel Murillo, in a vacant lot abutting a marginal neighborhood, south of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Authorities found the body of the 32-year-old journalist with three bullet holes that had disfigured his face. Murillo was known as the cameraman who recorded the removal of then President Manuel Zelaya from the presidential residence by soldiers during the June 2009 military coup. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran police say a cameraman who was close to former President Manuel Zelaya has been found shot to death in Tegucigalpa.

Police spokesman Julian Hernandez says Manuel Murillo was shot three times on the face. Police identified his body Friday after finding it a day earlier on an empty lot in a rough neighborhood in southern Tegucigalpa.

Murillo’s mother told reporters she hadn’t heard from the 32-year-old cameraman since Wednesday when he left home in a hurry after getting a phone call.

Hernandez says police have no suspects or a motive in the killing.

Murillo was with Zelaya and filmed it when soldiers forced him out of bed and flew him to Costa Rica in a coup.

Murillo worked for the state television channel during Zelaya’s three years in power.

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