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Remains identified as Dutch tourists who were missing in Panama

The Tico Times - June 27, 2014

Forensic tests have confirmed that the bodies of two women found in a dense patch of cloud forest near the Costa Rica-Panama border are Dutch tourists who had been missing since…

Anne Patton
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UPDATE: CNN seems to have bumped special on US man’s mysterious death in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 18, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWJ19InD8Hk&feature=youtu.be UPDATE, Tuesday, March 18, 8:15 p.m.: CNN seems to have bumped its special investigation of U.S. financier John Felix Bender and his wife Ann Bender, which…

Crime
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US man stabbed to death in coffee town north of San José

L. Arias - February 10, 2014

Update, 11:19 a.m. Monday: Police announced at 11:15 a.m. on Monday that three assailants were involved in the crime, not four. They also revised the spelling of…

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U.S. tourist bleeds to death from gunshot wounds while waiting for ambulance in Costa Rica

Genna Marie Robustelli - December 24, 2013

On Sunday at approximately 3:30 a.m., U.S. tourist Stephen Rutkiewicz was shot at least twice in his car in front of Kokomo Bar in the beachside village of Brasilito.…

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Murdered Costa Rican conservationist had been chased by AK-47-wielding poachers

The Tico Times - June 1, 2013

The day Jairo Mora Sandoval was killed was not the first time he had stared down the barrel of a gun. Since 2012, the poachers of Moín…

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He never came home

Ashley Harrell and Lindsay Fendt - May 6, 2013

UPDATE: According to Steve Flesch's sister Nikki Lannert's Facebook page, Steve died this morning. On April 2, a 31-year-old traveler from the U.S. was robbed and shot…