Police investigate disappearance of US expat in Costa Rica

June 23, 2015
(Courtesy OIJ)
Brian Lynn Hogue went missing while traveling between San José and Guápiles, where he lived, on June 1, 2015. (Courtesy OIJ)

A California man has gone missing in Costa Rica, likely in the Caribbean province of Limón, according to the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) and his family.

Brian Lynn Hogue, 64, disappeared while driving from San José to the Caribbean slope town of Guápiles, where he lives on a farm with his wife, Susan, and their son, according to a statement from his family. He was last seen in San José on June 1. When he did not arrive home, a neighbor filed a missing-persons report with the OIJ on June 12, according to the OIJ delegation in Pococí.

Hogue had planned to return to the United States this week to attend his daughter’s wedding.

Hogue has lived in Costa Rica for five years near Guápiles, 68 kilometers northeast of the capital, and also owns property on the Nicoya Peninsula, near Cóbano, Puntarenas.

Hogue’s son, Jeff, said that his father loves Costa Rica and that he and his stepmother plan to retire here. He is an avid conservationist and is involved in reforestation projects at both properties, according to an email from Roxanne Dunn, Hogue’s sister.

“He was born on a farm and enjoys working on the land, nurturing and protecting the natural ecosystem of which Costa Rica is so famous,” Dunn said. “We have talked to many, many people who know him, and all describe their friend as hard-working, friendly, and generous.”

“Given how long he has been missing, we are deeply concerned and worried,” Dunn said. “Please contact us with any information you may have that could in any way assist in this investigation.”

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Brian Hogue should contact the OIJ’s confidential hotline at 800-8000645 or email cicooij@poder-judicial.go.cr. The family has set up a separate email for information related to Hogue’s disappearance at findbrianhogue@gmail.com.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Carvajal finishes top-10 at Miss Universe 2018
Miss Universe
596 views
Miss Universe
596 views

Carvajal finishes top-10 at Miss Universe 2018

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 17, 2018

Representing the country as Miss Costa Rica, Natalia Carvajal finished among the top 10 of Sunday’s Miss Universe 2018. And…

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica protest against Ortega at border
immigration
472 views
immigration
472 views

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica protest against Ortega at border

AFP and The Tico Times - December 17, 2018

Hundreds of Nicaraguan asylees in Costa Rica protested this Sunday in the border town of La Cruz against their president,…

Saprissa on verge of championship following draw vs. Herediano
Soccer
648 views
Soccer
648 views

Saprissa on verge of championship following draw vs. Herediano

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 16, 2018

Deportivo Saprissa is on the brink of its 35th Costa Rican first-division championship following Sunday night’s 2-2 tie with Club…