Hughes, 62, disappeared in August near Puerto Jimenez, Puntarenas.
OIJ says Hughes, 62, disappeared in Puerto Jimenez, Puntarenas.
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.
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.
A criminal investigation has been underway for several months but OIJ officials said the location of the body makes foul play unlikely.
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.
A Facebook page set up by the family of missing 20-year-old Alysson Mercier from Gatineau, Quebec, includes a post from a user named Edgar Mata who claimed to have seen Mercier in La Fortuna, San Carlos, near Arenal Volcano, on Monday, July 20, a day after Mercier's family last heard from her.
Brian Lynn Hogue, 64, disappeared while driving from San José to Guápiles, where he lives on a farm with his wife, Susan, and their son, according to a statement from his family. He was planning to return to the United States this week to attend his daughter’s wedding before he went missing.
Police discovered an abandoned car with its doors open on the side of the road along Route 32 Tuesday evening. The car is registered to the missing man, Ryan Piercy, OIJ Director Francisco Segura said Wednesday morning.
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