Early in the morning on Dec. 22, Rutkiewicz was shot twice in a car in Brasilito. He drove several hundred meters to find help, but bled to death waiting on an ambulance. In the absence of helpful leads, Rutkiewicz’s previous status as a witness in a murder trial in Troy, New York, has been referenced repeatedly in the press.
Details remain murky in shooting death of a U.S. tourist who frequently stayed in Potrero, a relaxed beach town in Guanacaste.
Costa Rica averaged 27 deaths related to Covid-19 every day during epidemiological week 36.