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 property, located on Hoja Blanca street in San Rafael, Escazú, was promoted through Airbnb, however, after the homicide, the company removed the hotel from its listings in Costa Rica.
Recently, Carla’s father, Carlos Caicedo, told the Univision television program “Primer Impacto” that the room in which his daughter was murdered was cleaned three times, apparently with the intention to erase fingerprints and other evidence.
In addition, Joseph Rivera, one of the lawyers of the family mentioned that in the place they had orgies and that they believed that the woman was murdered by seven men, and among the suspects, they believe to be the owners of the now-defunct hotel.
Responding to the statements by Caicedo and Rivera, Campos considers that there is an economic interest.
“It has been evident of the indemnity interest they intend and the only reason why they invent, without any basis, that there are seven people involved, which is to link them to the case and thus achieve their economic objective.”
At first, it transpired that the last night in which Carla was in the country there was a party in the Villas, however, Campos denied that it was true. “My clients never,” he said.
The lawyer added that judicial investigators have visited the Villas at least three times in search of evidence.
Lawyers for Carla’s family preferred not to comment on Campos’ assertions.
Currently in custody, suspected in the murder of Carla, is the security guard that worked at the Villas Le Mas.