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Missing Persons

MISSING PERSON: Carla Stefaniak

If you have any information about Carla Stefaniak's wherabouts, contact the OIJ by phone at 800-800-0645 or on Whatsapp at 8800-0645.

Man linked to Costa Rica murder case sentenced to 3 years for identity theft in US

Costa Rican police have wanted to question William “Bill” Ulmer regarding the disappearance and suspected murder of Barbara Struncova, his former live-in girlfriend, since December 2010.

Missing US hiker Cody Dial’s parents submit DNA to investigators

Police spoke plainly about the theory that the remains belong to Cody Dial, who went missing in the national park in July 2014, but a DNA test that would confirm to whom the bones belong is still weeks away.

Missing US hiker Cody Dial’s passport found with human remains in Corcovado National Park

A criminal investigation has been underway for several months but OIJ officials said the location of the body makes foul play unlikely.

Human remains in Corcovado could belong to missing US hiker Cody Dial

Police say it is "very likely" that human remains found in Corcovado National Park belong to U.S. hiker Cody Dial, 27, who has been missing since 2014.

Body of missing surfer found off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast

The body of missing surfer Ricardo Andrés González, 22, was found by relatives and authorities on Tuesday after he disappeared off the coast of Caldera in Costa Rica last weekend.

Costa Rican surfer disappears off Pacific coast

Red Cross authorities say that a local surfer went missing off the coast of Caldera on the central Pacific coast Friday afternoon and has not been found.

UPDATE: Red Cross locates US cyclist who went missing during Costa Rica’s Ruta de los Conquistadores

Organizers of Costa Rica's grueling cross-country bike race Ruta de los Conquistadores are reporting that a Red Cross patrol has located U.S. cyclist Mark Lyons of Denver, Colorado. He reportedly is in good condition.

Could new clues help locate an Argentine plane that disappeared in Costa Rica 50 years ago?

Costa Rica's Talamanca Mountains are among the most remotes places in Central America. Far from major cities, thick with tropical jungle, rivers, venomous snakes and cold mountaintops, the region is practically inhospitable. This is where an airplane with 68 Argentine Air Force cadets on board disappeared without a trace in 1965.

After 80 days, investigation continues into US man missing in Costa Rica

More than two months after his father disappeared, Jeff Hogue hasn’t lost hope. As Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) continue to search for Brian Hogue, who has been missing since June, Jeff Hogue traveled to Costa Rica to meet with his father's friends in search of clues to his whereabouts.

Family of US hiker disappeared in Costa Rica passes another dark anniversary

David Gimelfarb had traveled to Costa Rica alone for a brief vacation before he was to return to his doctoral studies in psychology in Chicago. On the morning of Aug. 11, 2009, David left his passport and other possessions in his Guanacaste hotel, drove a rental car to the national park, signed the park’s logbook and vanished.
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