Homero Gómez: Missing Mexican butterfly activist found dead

The body of a renowned environmental activist has been found in a well in central Mexico two weeks after he went missing, officials say.

Homero Gómez, 50, managed a butterfly sanctuary in the town of Ocampo in Michoacán state, a region notorious for its violent criminal gangs. His body was found with no apparent signs of violence near where he was seen for the last time.

Prosecutors are still investigating the case.

Rights groups had earlier said they feared that Gómez might have been targeted because of his fight against illegal logging, one of the activities that criminal gangs in the area are involved in. Continue