U.S. Citizen Found Dead in Tamarindo

October 22, 2010

Costa Rica’s National Police in Tamarindo, a beach town in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, discovered the body of 23-year-old U.S. citizen Austin Allen Hiers on Thursday morning at 7:15 a.m. near Witch’s Rock Restaurant.

Officials at the Tamarindo police station said Heirs was seen eating at the restaurant the same morning.

According to police, Heirs did not have any signs of weapon-induced or external injuries, and said the cause of death is still unknown. Police did not know if Heirs has been assaulted.

Heirs’ body has been taken to the Judicial Morgue in San Joaquín de Heredia, northwest of San José, for an autopsy, police said.

You may be interested

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year
Environment and Wildlife
251 views
Environment and Wildlife
251 views

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year

Ed Bernhardt - December 16, 2017

A warm holiday greeting from the garden to all our readers. Another year has come to an end, and it’s…

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets
Central America
1203 views
Central America
1203 views

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets

Noe Leiva / AFP - December 15, 2017

Supporters of the leftist opposition in Honduras blocked streets in various cities around that country on Friday, despite political repression,…

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada
Please Send Coffee!
2227 views
Please Send Coffee!
2227 views

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada

Gustavo Díaz Cruz - December 14, 2017

My mom named me Gustavo Adolfo. I was born in Puntarenas, next to the sea, but my home was in…