A retired American and his sentimental partner were murdered in Atenas. The Judicial Investigation Organization conducted raids on Saturday night and arrested four people who had seized the home of the deceased. One of the suspects was the deceased couples’ housekeeper.
The murdered couple lived in Vista Atenas. The victims, a retired lawyer and a Costa Rican woman, disappeared at the end of April. Their bodies were found on Calle Arredondo when the authorities were called to put out a fire.
It seems they were killed in another location and their bodies moved in a vehicle to the location they were found. The vehicle has been seized. A fire was set to destroy evidence and mask their identities. An autopsy is pending to confirm the woman’s identity.
Firefighters found the bodies at 8:45 pm and 8:59 pm. while they were putting out the fire. The bodies were three meters away from each other. The property where they were found was used to grow mangoes. Between 200 and 300 cubic meters of the farm were burned.