AP summer intern Armando Montano found dead in Mexico City at age 22

An intern for the Associated Press (AP) was found dead in Mexico City during the wee hours of Saturday, June 30, the AP reported.

The body of Armando Montano, 22 years old, was discovered in the elevator shaft of an apartment building in Mexico City, according to the GlobalPost. A resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Montano arrived in Mexico at the beginning of June for the internship. He recently has graduated with a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Grinnell College. During his time as an intern in Mexico, he had reported on the shooting that left three federal police officers dead at the airport in Mexico City.

At the time of his death, Montana was not working on any journalistic assignment. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico is monitoring the Mexican authorities' investigation, CBS said.

Montano had plans to pursue a master's degree in journalism at the University of Barcelona in the fall, the AP added. MetroWeekly offers a round-up of tributes to Montano on social media.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.