• Costa Rica Real Estate Auction
  • Costa Rica Real Estate

Mexican tourist murdered during a robbery attempt in Santa Teresa

August 6, 2018

Two men have been detained for the murder of a young Mexican tourist. Authorities say the woman was killed during an attempted robbery in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, this Sunday.

Police say the woman, María Trinidad Matus, 25, was murdered early Sunday morning while she was walking along the beach in Santa Teresa with an English friend, who survived the robbery.

A spokesperson for the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) told reporters the act happened when two men tried to rob the tourists.

The survivor told police that she escaped when one of the attackers tried to take her to the ocean and drown her.

After a struggle, the British tourist escaped and was able to ask a security guard and locals for help. They were able to catch one of the robbers and Matus’s body was found on the beach soon after.

The second robber was caught a few hours later and both are in police custody according to the OIJ.

You may be interested

Pura Vida in Costa Rica: Part 1 of 3
Travel & Tourism
5 views
Travel & Tourism
5 views

Pura Vida in Costa Rica: Part 1 of 3

Ed Boitano / Travel Boy - November 18, 2019

Travel writer Ed Boitano recently spent some time in Costa Rica. He chronicled his experiences at the publication Travel Boy. …

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: November 18, 2019
Costa Rica
366 views
Costa Rica
366 views

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: November 18, 2019

The Tico Times - November 18, 2019

Welcome to The Tico Times Weekly Digest, where we bring you up-to-speed on the biggest news from Costa Rica. Check…

Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota meet
Costa Rica
16 views
Costa Rica
16 views

Fate of bigeye tuna in the balance in quota meet

Laure Fillon / AFP - November 18, 2019

The fate of big-eye tuna, over-fished and in decline, could be decided this week when fishing nations meet to set…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!