Saturday, 8 August 2020

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 Judiciary), 56 of the homicides were women, 24 of which are considered femicides, that is, crimes based on gender. Among the remaining deaths, 13 are related to organized crime, a number that more than doubled in respect to 2017, when there were six.

In 2017, 58 women were victims of homicides, according to the Observatory.

- paying the bills -

The body found on Thursday was that of a young woman, about 25 years of age, who has yet to be identified. The OIJ is hopeful that two dolphin-shaped tattoos on the lower back help identify the victim.

Tattoos allowed to identify a woman who appeared dismembered in San Antonio de Escazú, in November. Stephannye Paola Castro Mora, 28, who worked as a security guard, was in the same area where the body of Venezuelan-American tourist Carla Stefaniak was found on December 3.

There are still no people arrested in the Stephannye murder, nor do authorities have a clear motive for the crime.

In the case of Carla, a security guard at the hotel she stayed her last night Costa Rica has been arrested for the crime. Stefaniak’s family, however, believe there may be more people involved.

The body was stuffed inside a metal drum that was spotted floating in the Maria Aguilar river, minutes before 6 am, near the bridge between Hatillo and Sagrada Familia.

- paying the bills -

Marlon Cubillo, San Jose regional director of the Fuerza Publica, reported that on Thursday afternoon police raided a nearby site, known as the fat Calin’s bunker, where it is presumed that the woman was killed.

Rico
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Assassins mock quarantine and kill 32 people in 16 days

(QCOSTARICA) Although due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is under...

Higher penalties proposed for tourist killers

In recent years the image of Costa Rica has been affected...

MOST READ

Which airlines are arriving and departing from Costa Rica and which are not?

(QCOSTARICA) In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: which airlines have flights to and from Costa Rica and which do not? This is the...

Canadian tourists cancelling trips to Costa Rica’s due to high cost insurance

(QCOSTARICA) Jean-Marc Lampron, from Montreal, Canada, has been visiting Guanacaste for the past 15 years every summer. This year was not going to be...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 367 new cases on August 1; ICU cases almost 100

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported 367 new cases for Saturday, August 1, with a cumulative total of 18.187. The number recovered increased to 4,531. The...

Marchamo is a fair tax and “it makes no sense” to reduce it, says Minister of Finance

(QCOSTARICA) The Marchamo, the vehicular right to circulate, "is a fair burden and it makes no sense to reduce it in the midst of...

San Jose airport empty on reopening

(QCOSTARICA) Empty, but ready to receive, is the way to describe the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) on Saturday, August 1, the first day...

MEIC validated foreign travel insurance for first reopening flight passengers

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC) authorized the use of travel policies, issued by international insurers, on the first reopening flight...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.