UPDATED: Police capture suspect in Liberia murders of five students, find key evidence in raids
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UPDATED: Police capture suspect in Liberia murders of five students, find key evidence in raids

Michael Krumholtz - February 3, 2017

2:05 p.m. Friday update OIJ Director Walter Espinoza said in a press conference that the canine unit was able to locate a kitchen knife, which he said…

Attempted robbery goes awry when burglar gets caught in window
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Attempted robbery goes awry when burglar gets caught in window

Michael Krumholtz - January 30, 2017

If you're going to be a cat burglar, you better be able to fit through tight spaces. A 24-year-old would-be thief identified only by the last name…

Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director
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Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director

Michael Krumholtz - January 23, 2017

The shocking multiple homicide that left five university students dead early Thursday morning in Liberia, Guanacaste was likely carried out by a single actor, according to Walter Espinoza,…

Five students brutally murdered in Liberia
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Costa Rica
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Five students brutally murdered in Liberia

Michael Krumholtz - January 19, 2017

Five university students were found Thursday morning in a studio apartment in Liberia with their throats slashed in an apparent multiple homicide. Ranging in ages 22 to 24, most…

UPDATE: ‘International con artist’ quickly released after arrest in Puerto Viejo on fraud charge
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UPDATE: ‘International con artist’ quickly released after arrest in Puerto Viejo on fraud charge

Michael Krumholtz - January 5, 2017

UPDATE Friday Jan. 6 at 2:46 p.m.:  Following his arrest Tuesday morning in Puerto Viejo, Danish national Youssef Khater was quickly released by Costa Rican authorities, according to…

Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record
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Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record

L. Arias - December 21, 2016

Just over half of people in Costa Rica feel highly unsafe and think crime in the country has grown, according to a survey conducted by the University of Costa…

Costa Rican tourism cop locked up and robbed at police station
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Costa Rican tourism cop locked up and robbed at police station

Michael Krumholtz - December 13, 2016

A Costa Rican tourism police station in Santa Teresa, on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, was robbed on Friday after two men locked up an officer at the station…

U.S. Embassy in San José donates police van
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U.S. Embassy in San José donates police van

L. Arias - December 13, 2016

U.S. Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney shakes hands on Dec. 12 with San José Mayor Johnny Araya during a ceremony at which the Embassy donated a new police van…

Arrests made in case of murdered Dutch couple and laborer
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Arrests made in case of murdered Dutch couple and laborer

Michael Krumholtz - December 1, 2016

Officials from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested four people Wednesday morning in connection with a triple murder in Sardinal, Puntarenas that happened nearly a year ago. After…

Cuba Dave found guilty of promoting sex tourism, faces five more years in prison
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Cuba Dave found guilty of promoting sex tourism, faces five more years in prison

Michael Krumholtz - November 16, 2016

David Strecker, known more widely by his Internet moniker "Cuba Dave," earned the unenviable distinction of being the first person convicted under Costa Rica's relatively new Sex…