Tuesday 15 June 2021

America’s Most Wanted Also Wanted in Costa Rica


COSTA RICA NEWS – In 2000, America’s Most Wanted (AMW) first aired the case of Julio Bonachea.  Bonachea had escaped from a Florida prison earlier that year by changing into civilian clothing brought into the prison by his brother. Bonachea was serving 18 years for a home invasion that resulted in a man being stabbed in 1998.

Bonachea was captured in Costa Rica in 2001 where he was arrested for a similar attempted murder case. He broke out of a prison in 2005 and has remained on the run ever since. Since then, AMW has aired him twice in 2009.

- Advertisement -

Bonachea has worked previously in the marketing, insurnace sales and the travel industries. He is from Cuba and may be there or in Central or South America.

Julio Bonchea goes by the aliases Julio Bonachea, Manuel Tata Rodriguez, and Miguel Tata Rodriguez. On August 8, 1998, Julio Bonchea was convicted and sentenced to sever 18 years in prison for attempted murder. Julio was convicted of leading a home invasion burglary that resulted in one victim being stabbed and another victim being shot multiple times. He had been charged with attempted murder, burglary, grand larceny, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. On March 26, 2000, Julio Bonchea escaped from the Calhoun Correctional Institution.

Julio was later arrested in June 20001 in San Jose, Costa Rica, charged with the attempted murder of a North American couple in a Barrio Amón restaurant. Julio Bonchea was sentenced to serve 11 years, but escaped a second time in June 2005, from Unit B of Costa Rica’s maximum security prison, La Reforma,

Costa Rica’s immigration service has no record of him and it is unknown if nine years later he still is in Costa Rica or has left the country, maybe moving to Cuba as he has family members there.

- Advertisement -

Bonchear is fluent in both Spanish and English.

If you have information on the whereabouts of this person in Costa Rica, call 800 8000 645 of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ).

In the United States, view Julio Bonchea’s wanted poster:


- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"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

Immigration system failure affected passengers at the San Jose airport Monday

QCOSTARICA -  In yet another system-wide failure in the immigration check-out,...

Rainy afternoons and nights this week in most of the country

QCOSTARICA - Characteristic of the rainy season, we will see rain...


Which countries could follow El Salvador by making it legal tender?

Q24N - El Salvador may be the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, but recent developments suggest that it might not be...

Today’s Covid News: A slight drop in new cases and deaths is seen

QCOSTARICA - Faced with wasting a vaccine dose when people in the priority groups scheduled do not show up, and a substitute cannot be...

Bukele advisers tried to leave Costa Rica with false covid-19 tests

QCOSTARICA - Two Costa Ricans who advise the government of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele were arrested this Tuesday at the Juan Santamaría (San Jose)...

Southwest adds yet another route to Liberia, now from Denver

QCOSTARICA - Southwest airlines will add a new route to the Daniel Oduber International Airport, in Liberia, this time connecting with the city of...

Costa Rica cannot feel safe from covid-19 before having about 80% of population vaccinated

QCOSTARICA - No doubt, vaccines are one of the most powerful tools to maintain control of Covid-19, but when it comes to entire populations,...

Tourism’s path to recovery

QREPORTS - A new travel trends research paper released today by Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform, reveals that vaccine rollouts globally are...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 9, “EVENS”

Today, Wednesday, June 9, only EVENS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under the...

Quepos flooded by heavy rains (Photos)

QCOSTARICA - The residents of the Central Pacific endured heavy rains Monday afternoon, June 7, hardest hit the town of Quepos, where the streets...

The US improves travel alerts for Central America; Not Costa Rica and Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The United States has eased travel advisories for most Central American countries, with the exception of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, according to...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.