Costa Rica News – Costa Rica is relatively safe as long as you do not wonder into bad areas of town or flaunt expensive cars, jewelry and money. Although known as gringolandia for all the expats that live in the area, Ezcazu is not known for violent crimes which raises an eyebrow into the murder that happened today.
Brad Deering, a 42-year-old Canadian man who has be a resident in Costa Rica for some time now, was killed Thursday by three unidentified gunmen who police believe were attempting to burglarize a home in an upscale neighborhood of Escazú, southwest of the capital.
According to Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ), the three men arrived at the home in Guachipelín around noon, dressed as private security officers, entered the property and tied up a security guard.
Deering and three other people inside the home were also attacked and tied up.
Police said Deering was shot three times while trying to escape. The suspects fled the scene after the shooting. The OIJ spokesmen said no further information is immediately available, and the case is under investigation.
A Canadian Embassy spokeswoman said they will address the issue after talking to Deering’s family.
I know in reporting you are not supposed to make hunches or try to publish anything that is just a gut feeling, but I do not happen to follow the rules.
This had been planned for a while and I do not think it was just a burglary.
This looks like a hit to me. This was done in broad daylight. They had a mission, go in, kill Deering, and then get out.
A source told the Costa Rican Times, “Deering had money and was not low key about it. ”
The more and more evidence coming out in this case is leading to the conclusion that Brad Deering had made a lot of enemies in his business negotiations in Costa Rica. One of his enemies seemed to have finally got fed up with seeing pictures of his lavish lifestyle posted on facebook.
The truth is we will probably never find out the real truth about this incident. Brad Deering will most likely be marked down as victim of a home invasion, even if that is not the truth.
(Pictures from facebook)
The Last Picture of Brad Deering