Nine months have passed since Canadian expat Ryan Piercy was kidnapped in Costa Rica, and authorities here appear no closer to solving the case despite assurances this week from detectives that they are aggressively pursuing all leads.
Diego Alfonso Navarete Beltrán faces the possibility of a maximum sentence of life in prison for participating in the kidnapping of U.S. defense contractors Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell in 2003 after their plane made an emergency landing during an anti-drug surveillance mission.
After being missing for one month and likely kidnapped in Costa Rica, Canadian expat Ryan Piercy arrived safely at his home in western San José in a taxi at midnight on Saturday, a spokesman for the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) told The Tico Times.
ECATEPEC, Mexico — The first time, after the men with police badges had lashed Adriana Carrillo's wrists and ankles with tape, and she had spent 37 hours in the back of a Nissan, her father tossed the $12,000 ransom in a black satchel over a graffiti-strewn brick wall and brought her nightmare to its conclusion. She took three days off and then went back to work.