AP intern Armando Montano dies in Mexico

Armando Montano

The body of Associated Press summer intern Armando Montano was found early Saturday in the elevator shaft of a Mexico City apartment building near where he was living. Mexican authorities are investigating the circumstances of the 22-year-old journalist’s death.

The AP’s story says:

With his high energy and broad smile, Montano made scores of friends within weeks after his arrival in the Mexican capital.

“Armando was a smart, joyful, hardworking and talented young man,” said Marjorie Miller, AP’s Latin America editor based in Mexico City.

“He absolutely loved journalism and was soaking up everything he could,” said Miller. “In his short time with the AP, he won his way into everyone’s hearts with his hard work, his effervescence and his love of the profession.”

One of the last stories he wrote for the AP was about three policemen being shot to death at Mexico City’s airport.

* Armando Montano, AP summer intern, dies in Mexico City (Associated Press)
* Armando Montano: The power of social media (MarissaEvans.com)
* Cheeseburgers, journalism and George Michael (Facebook)
* Montano on March 17: The unexpected lessons of Mexican food (Salon)