Search for British journalist in Tamarindo goes on

November 6, 2009

The search continued Monday for a missing British journalist at Playa Tamarindo, in Costa Rica´s northwestern province of Guanacaste.

Michael Dixon, 33, checked into the Villas Macondo on Oct. 18. Hotel officials reported him missing on Oct. 21. Employees said they saw Dixon leaving the hotel on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 19, with a towel.

That sighting has been questioned, however, and family members are investigating Dixon´s whereabouts on the preceding Sunday.

Police reports confirmed that Dixon´s room at the hotel appeared undisturbed. Authorities found his credit cards, identification and money inside the room.

The missing journalist´s brother, David Dixon, flew to Costa Rica Oct. 30 to aid search efforts. He is looking for information about Michael´s disappearance.

“I am staying as long as it takes to find out Michael´s whereabouts – I can´t go home without information,” Dixon told the AFP, a French news agency.

The missing 33-year-old was born in Salford, England and grew up in France. He was based in Brussels, Belgium. Dixon is 1.7 meters (5 feet 8 inches) tall and weighs about 65 kilograms (145 pounds). He has short black hair and a slender build.

Those who might have information about the missing Briton´s location are urged to contact the Judicial Investigation Police at (+506) 8865-7629 or Scott Simpson at (+506) 8896-4129. Friends have also set up a group on the social network Web site Facebook to share thoughts and information.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 22, 2018
Tico Times Weekly Digest
44 views
Tico Times Weekly Digest
44 views

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 22, 2018

Alexander Villegas - October 22, 2018

It's Monday everyone. That means it's time for another dose of The Tico Times Weekly Digest. This week's Digest is…

This week in the Peace Corps: Lessons from indigenous communities in Limón province
Changemakers
176 views
Changemakers
176 views

This week in the Peace Corps: Lessons from indigenous communities in Limón province

Crystal / Regional Peace Corps Leader - October 22, 2018

After four years with Peace Corps Costa Rica, I am reflective about living and working in indigenous communities throughout Limón…

CREAR: Enjoy, don’t destroy
Pic of the Day
518 views
Pic of the Day
518 views

CREAR: Enjoy, don’t destroy

Alissa Grosskopf - October 22, 2018

The association CREAR in Sámara, Guanacaste helps create social change by hosting art and social activities for children. They also…