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Hotel in which Carla Stefaniak stayed closed its doors

Villas Le Mas, the last place where Carla Stefaniak spent her last night alive, stopped functioning as a hotel after the death of the American-Venezuelan tourist, last November. Federico Campos, a lawyer for the business owners, said that his clients decided to close the doors. This...

Night Carla Stefaniak was killed all hotel rooms were occupied

The night and early morning when the Venezuelan-American tourist, Carla Stefaniak, was killed all the rooms in the Escazú hotel/Airbnb, almost all the rooms were occupied, according to investigators of the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ). The OIJ agents said they have talked to the...

Defendant’s statement stirs more doubts about the murder of Carla Stefaniak

The expanded preliminary statement of the only accused of the murder the Venezuelan-American tourist, Carla Stefaniak, generates more concerns about the macabre case that occurred December last. The suspect, a security guard surnamed Espinoza Martínez and of Nicaraguan nationality, provided a series of details that...

Family of Carla Stefaniak Concerned About The Progress Of The Investigation

It has been a month and a half since Carla Stefaniak was murdered in Costa Rica, her body found on December 3 near the Airbnb she spent the last night, and the family of the Venezuelan-American and her lawyers in San Jose are "concerned"...

Tourist deaths jeopardize Costa Rica’s ‘safe’ destination reputation

By Christian Gollayan | New York Post - For years, travelers have flocked to Costa Rica for its serene beaches, lush wildlife and vibrant cities. But the Central American country has been rocked with crime in the past year, and a spike in killings...

Legislator Urges Government To Enforce Fine For Illegals Overstaying Their Welcome In Costa Rica

The Ley General de Migración y Extranjería (Immigration Law) establishes a fine of US$100 for each month a foreigner overstays their visa period in Costa Rica. However, the collection of the fine was never implemented from the getgo in 2014 and continues currently suspended. But why? According...

Owners of Escazú Airbnb reject direct link with guard suspected of killing tourist

The owners of the Le Mas de Provence, in San Antonio de Escazú, San José, rejected any direct employment relationship with the security guard Bismarck Espinoza Martínez, arrested as a suspect of killing the American - Venezuelan tourist Carla Stefaniak. The assertion was made through...

Family of Carla Stefaniak Killed in Costa Rica, Sues Airbnb And Property Owner

The family of the Carla Stefaniak murdered in San Antonio de Escazú, San Jose, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. court against Airbnb and the owners of the Le Mas de Provence, where she stayed in Costa Rica. The suit alleges Airbnb and Le Mas...

565 Homicides So Far This Year, 58 Are Women

The finding of the body of a woman inside a metal drum raises the homicide rate for the year to 565, according to data provided by the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ). According to the Observatorio de Género del Poder Judicial (Gender Observatory of the...

Four men could have been involved in murder of tourist in Costa Rica, not just the security guard

Up to four people may be involved in the disappearance and the sexually-motivated murder of Carla Stefaniak, not just the security guard, her family says. On a Facebook page that was created during the search for 36-year-old tourist had disappeared in Costa Rica, who had...

Tourists Would Have To Verify Carrying At Least $500 To Enter Costa Rica

Legislator Shirley Díaz of the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC) proposed that all persons entering Costa Rica on a tourist visa, demonstrate the minimum carrying of US$500 either in cash or by credit or debit card. The proposal is a preventive measure against any possible...

Pending Doubts in Carla Stefaniak Murder

The investigation into the murder of the Venezuelan/American tourist in Costa Rica, Carla Stefaniak, continues between hermeticism and pending questions on what really happened and are there more people involved that the Airbnb security guard who is in police custody. On Monday, December 3, the...

A Diva: Carla was a “bombshell.”

To her best friend and former housemate in Miami Beach and Hallandale Beach, Laura Jaime, Carla was a “bombshell.” “Carla was so much of a diva, that her birthday wasn’t just her birth date, it was celebrated the entire month. And trust me, she made...

“I Stayed in Death Apartment”: Airbnb Guest Tells

Visiting from Florida to celebrate her 36th birthday, Carla Stefaniak decided to spend her last night in a mountaintop villa, Le Mas de Prevence, in San Antonio de Escazú, she rented through Airbnb. It would be her last night alive. Carla went missing on November 27. In the morning...

A Lie Led OIJ To Suspect Guard In Murder of American Tourist

A lie led authorities to immediately suspect the guard was linked to the disappearance and possible murder of tourist Carla Stefaniak, who was spending her last night in Costa Rica in the hotel where he worked. The guard, identified as 32-year-old Bismarck Josiel Espinoza Martinez,...

Hotel guard in Escazú arrested as a suspect in murder of Carla Stefaniak

A security guard of the hotel Le Mas de Provence, in San Antonio de Escazú, San José, has been arrested as suspect in the murder of Carla Stefaniak, 36, whose body was found in a steep wooded area near the hotel Monday and confirmed...

OIJ Confirms Body Found In Escazu On Monday Is That Of Missing Tourist

Despite a father's hope that it wouldn't be his daughter, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed this Tuesday afternoon that the body found in Escazu on Monday is, in fact, that of the missing tourist, Carla Stefaniak. According to the OIJ, Stefaniak's body had...

“Carla, I’m going to meet you, soon” The Message Of The Father Of The Missing Tourist in Costa Rica

Carlos Caicedo, the father of the missing tourist Carla Stefaniak, arrived in Costa Rica Monday night, with plans to visit the judicial morgue first thing this Tuesday morning to verify if the body found on Monday afternoon in San Antonio de Escazu is, in...

Woman’s body found near where Carla Stefaniak disappeared

The body of a woman who authorities believe could be that of the tourist that went missing last week was found Monday afternoon in San Antonio de Escazú. The finding was made by trained dogs in search of human remains of the Organismo de Investigación...

Relatives of Tourist Gone Missing In Costa Rica “We Are Devastated”

The relatives of Carla Stefaniak, 36, the tourist who was reported missing last week during her stay in Costa Rica, assured the Miami media they are devastated, worried she may have been kidnapped. Carla, former longtime resident of Tampa, Florida, was last heard of last...

The Mysteries About The Case of Carla Stefaniak, The Tourist Gone Missing In Costa Rica

The family of Carla Stefaniak, gone missing in Costa Rica, is searching for her, sharing several cell phone images that appeared to show her smiling and cheerful on her vacation in our country. The 36-year-old Florida resident never boarded her return flight home on Wednesday...

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