• 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.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015
Newsletter
3182 views
Newsletter
3182 views

Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015

The Tico Times - July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20 marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 crew made their historic landing on the moon. To commemorate…

Updates: Health Ministry suspects 19 deaths due to adulterated alcohol
Costa Rica
4970 views
Costa Rica
4970 views

Updates: Health Ministry suspects 19 deaths due to adulterated alcohol

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 19, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry last week issued an alert over liquor that has been sold to the public containing deadly…

Costa Rica to renovate Limón cruise terminal
Costa Rica
774 views
Costa Rica
774 views

Costa Rica to renovate Limón cruise terminal

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 19, 2019

The 193,000 cruise passengers who arrive annually to Costa Rica’s Caribbean will soon enjoy renovated facilities. The Costa Rican government…

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