A guard in a posh condominium residence in Santa Ana is one of three suspects involved in the killing of an elderly German woman last September.

Eduardo Fallas deputy head of OIJ de Alajuela.

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) on Tuesday detained three men in the death of Rosemarie Dietrich, 80, with more than 30 years in the country. The woman retired to Costa Rica after being pensioned from her job at a German bank. She lived alone.

“It was determined that the death is by asphyxia. Three antisocials entered the house with the help of the guard to commit the assault,” said Eduardo Fallas deputy head of OIJ de Alajuela.

The OIJ believe the woman was killed in her house on September 20, the body wrapped in sheets and then dumped near the Juan Santamaria airport. The men were able to enter the luxury home on the false pretense of a service call after being let in by the accomplice guard.


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