Monday, 23 November 2020

Is Canadian Victim of Kidnapping?

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The abandoned car driven by Piercy was found by police in a coffe plantation in San Miguel Santo Domingo de Heredia.

QCOSTARICA – A report in the Diario Extra says Canadian businessman Ryan Piercy was kidnapped by an armed group, who is asking for US$500.000 dollars for his release.

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The Extra says that sources close to the investigation say the kidnappers have asked Piercy’s wife to make the payment through the Bitcoin system, a payment process making it difficult for authorities to trace.


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In a statement to the press Wednesday, the director of the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ), Franciso Segura, called the disapperance as “very strange”.  The director ruled out any foul play at the scene where the vehicle was found, and denied any ransom demand.

“We got the news of an abandoned vehicle on a road near the Zurquí, with the doors open, a search of the owner of the vehicle leads us to a woman in La Sabana who is the wife of owner of the vehicle.

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Archive photo of Ryan Piercy from an ElFinancierocr.com interview in 2007.
Archive photo of Ryan Piercy from an ElFinancierocr.com interview in 2007.

“She told us he left for work in the morning (Wednesday) and so far has not heard from him. It is a very strange disappearance, we are working to learn of the man’s whereabouts (…),” said Segura.

The police report indicates the finding of a gold coloured Nissan Tiida with license plates 818945, owned by Piercy, and in he is believed to have been travelling alone. The vehicle was found on a gravel road in the middle of a coffee plantation in San Miguel de Santo Domingo de Heredia, off Ruta 32. Police say they found a garment presumed to belong to the Canadian, which along with the entire vehilce was taken to the Complejo de Ciencias Forenses (Forensics Centre in Heredia) in search of clues of what could have happened to Piercy.

Police are asking anyone who any information about the whereabouts of Piercy to call the confidential information line at 800-8000OIJ (800-8000-645).

This story is developing. Follow www.qcostarica-082020.mystagingwebsite.com for updates

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