Man linked to Costa Rica murder case sentenced to 3 years for identity theft in US
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Costa Rica
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Man linked to Costa Rica murder case sentenced to 3 years for identity theft in US

Zach Dyer - July 8, 2016

A U.S. man wanted by Costa Rican police for questioning in the suspected murder of a Czech woman here in 2010 was sentenced to three years in prison…

Missing US hiker Cody Dial’s parents submit DNA to investigators
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Missing US hiker Cody Dial’s parents submit DNA to investigators

Zach Dyer - May 27, 2016

Robbery was likely not involved in the death of an unidentified person, believed to be missing hiker Cody Dial, whose remains were found in Corcovado National Park…

Missing US hiker Cody Dial’s passport found with human remains in Corcovado National Park
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Missing US hiker Cody Dial’s passport found with human remains in Corcovado National Park

Lindsay Fendt - May 23, 2016

A forensic team discovered the passport of missing U.S. hiker Cody Dial over the weekend among human remains found in Corcovado National Park, officials from the Judicial…

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.…