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Mother and Son linked to businessman’s kidnapping back in Costa Rica

A mother and her son arresed in Spain linked to the kidnapping of American businessman Sean William Creighton, 43, are back in the country, extradited from Spain and in the custody of Costa Rican authorities. Identified by the surnames Vega Aguirre (mother) and Morales Vega...

Ticos Arrested In Kidnapping of American Lived It Up in Spain

The three Costa Ricans - mother, son, and his girlfriend, suspected of heading the kidnapping of an American businessman - lived it up in Zaragoza, Spain until the short arm of Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) caught up with them. In this Spanish city, 25-year-old...

“It was premeditated” OIJ Director On Suspects Attempt To Kidnap Boy In Santa Ana

A suitcase with food for children confirms the intention of the couple to kidnap the two-year-old boy last Thursday, in Santa Ana. Friday afternoon, Wálter Espinoza Espinoza, director of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed the intent of the couple was to kidnap the...

Father Frustrates Kidnapping Attempt of his 2-year-old in Santa Ana

It didn't go very well for a young couple, he, a French national and she, a Nicaraguan, who on Thursday morning tried to kidnap a child in a Santa Ana. It was Thursday morning. A couple leaves their home with their two children, one 2...

Five Arrested Suspected In The Kidnapping Of An Italian Businessman, Who Is Still Missing

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) reported the arrest of five people on Friday, suspects of kidnapping the 51-year-old Italian businessman, Stefano Calandrelli. The arrest of the four men and a woman took place in San Joaquín de Flores, Heredia. Authorities also raided an apartment...

Costa Ricans Standing up for Berta Cáceres

QCOSTARICA - On June 15th Costa Ricans will join a universal movement by demonstrating in front of the Honduran embassy in La Sabana to call for justice for Berta Cáceres. Cáceres, 44, was assassinated March 3 in the early hours of the morning while she...

203 People Disappeared Without A Trace In Costa Rica In 2015

QCOSTARICA - American Brian Hogue is one of 203 people who went missing in Costa Rica last year (152 men and 51 women), who in the words of Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) agents, "were swallowed up by the earth". The OIJ reports receiving 593...

Minors Conspires With Other Youths To Fake Her Own Kidnapping

QCOSTARICA - Asking mom for money took a different twist this past week, when a 15 year-old decided, with two other youths, to fake her kidnapping to extort ¢2.5 million colones (US$4.700 dollars) from her mother. On suspicion of extortion, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial...

Suspect In Killing and Rape of Two Children Behind Bars

(QCOSTARICA) The 19 year old Upala farm labourer (peon, in Spanish) and prime suspect in the killing of an 11 year old boy and rape of a nine year old girl, will be spending the next six months in preventive detention, as authorities continue...

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