CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) _ The body of a local journalist was discovered with multiple stab wounds inside his car late Saturday in this border city, the government news agency Notimex reported.

Jose Ramirez Puente, 29, was found with more than 35 stab wounds, some superficial, indicating he may have been tortured before being killed, according to Notimex. Ramirez was a political reporter for Radio Net in this city across the border from El Paso, Texas.

State judicial police found eight bags of marijuana, weighing about two pounds each, in the trunk of the car, the agency reported.

Police, who did not find the drugs until early Sunday, came under fire from local journalists who accused authorities of mishandling the investigation, Notimex reported.