Human remains in Corcovado could belong to missing US hiker Cody Dial
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Human remains in Corcovado could belong to missing US hiker Cody Dial

Zach Dyer and Lindsay Fendt - May 20, 2016

Update: Friday, May 20, 6:06 p.m.  Police say it is "very likely" that human remains found in Costa Rica's remote Corcovado National Park belong to 27-year-old U.S. hiker Cody…

Body of missing surfer found off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast
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Latin America
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Body of missing surfer found off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast

Michael Krumholtz - December 1, 2015

The body of 22-year-old Ricardo Andrés González was discovered Tuesday afternoon after the surfer went missing this past weekend when he was swallowed under by a strong…

Costa Rican surfer disappears off Pacific coast
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Missing Persons
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Costa Rican surfer disappears off Pacific coast

Michael Krumholtz - November 30, 2015

A 22-year-old surfer named Ricardo Andrés González has been missing off the coast of Caldera on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast since Friday afternoon, authorities say. Costa…

UPDATE: Red Cross locates US cyclist who went missing during Costa Rica’s Ruta de los Conquistadores
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Missing Persons
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UPDATE: Red Cross locates US cyclist who went missing during Costa Rica’s Ruta de los Conquistadores

Michael Krumholtz - November 6, 2015

Update: Friday, Nov. 6, 9:45 p.m. Mark Lyons, the Colorado man who disappeared Thursday during the first leg of the grueling Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike…

Could new clues help locate an Argentine plane that disappeared in Costa Rica 50 years ago?
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Latin America
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Could new clues help locate an Argentine plane that disappeared in Costa Rica 50 years ago?

Zach Dyer - September 23, 2015

Costa Rica's Talamanca Mountains are among the most remote places in Central America. Far from major cities, thick with tropical jungle, rivers, venomous snakes and cold mountaintops,…

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After 80 days, investigation continues into US man missing in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - August 21, 2015

[caption id="attachment_66828" align="alignright" width="285"] (Courtesy OIJ)[/caption] More than two months after his father disappeared, Jeff Hogue hasn’t lost hope. As Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) continue to search…

Family of US hiker disappeared in Costa Rica passes another dark anniversary
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Family of US hiker disappeared in Costa Rica passes another dark anniversary

Zach Dyer - August 11, 2015

Six years ago Tuesday, David Gimelfarb, a 28-year-old doctoral student from Chicago, Illinois, disappeared without a trace in Costa Rica’s picturesque Rincón de la Vieja National Park.…

UPDATE: Canadian girl thought missing in Costa Rica found
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UPDATE: Canadian girl thought missing in Costa Rica found

Zach Dyer - August 7, 2015

UPDATE Aug. 7, 3:20 p.m.: On Friday afternoon the family of Alysson Mercier posted on Facebook that she had been found. https://www.facebook.com/HelpFindAlyssonMercier/posts/953420661385101 Original post continues here. Relatives…

US tourist drowns off Guanacaste beach
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Missing Persons
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US tourist drowns off Guanacaste beach

The Tico Times - June 28, 2015

Update, Tuesday, June 20, 12 p.m.: The Costa Rican Coast Guard in Flamingo told The Tico Times that Mr. White's body was found near Isla de Plata. The Judicial…

Costa Rica successfully tests new missing child alert system
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Costa Rica successfully tests new missing child alert system

L. Arias - June 24, 2015

Public Security Ministry officials have reported the first successful test of a new emergency system for broadcasting alerts following the disappearance of a minor, known as SAN. The first test…