Saturday 25 September 2021

More jail for Only suspect in murder of Spanish tourist

Paying the bills


Canadian airlines will start flying back to Costa Rica on October 2

QCOSTARICA - Four Canadian airlines will resume their flights...

8-year-old boy dies abruptly of covid-19

QCOSTARICA - An eight-year-old boy who had no risk...

Vaccinations face unfounded fears over AstraZeneca dosages

QCOSTARICA - The goal of immunizing 500,000 people over...

There are potholes and then there are potholes!

QCOSTARICA - Imagine your vehicle being devoured by a...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 25: “EVEN” ending plates CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Saturday, September 25, vehicles with...

Legislators to begin discussion on reducing the 2022 Marchamo this Monday

QCOSTARICA - The political fractions, except that of the...

No National Census in 2022!

QCOSTARICA - The Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos...
Paying the bills


Albin Díaz Hawkings, 32, will be spending four more months in preventive detention as the Fiscalia continues to build its case against the only accused in the murder of Spanish tourist Arantxa Gutiérrez last August 4 in Tortuguero.

Albin Díaz Hawkings, a native of Nicaragua, is the only suspect in the rape and murder of Spanish tourist Arantxa Gutiérrez in August 2018

Diaz was arrested days after the attempted rape and murder of the tourist, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirming that the crime had taken place in a trail near her hotel and that through a series of forensic examinations, the saliva of the accused found on the body of the victim.

- Advertisement -

Diaz, a native of Bluefields in Nicaragua, would have arrived in Costa Rica months earlier, first working in construction and then moved to the Tortuguero area.

Arantxa Gutiérrez arrived in Costa Rica on Agusut 1 with a group of Spanish tourists, including her husband (in the photo). Days later she was killed.

In the early morning of August 4, 2018, a young man walking the beach came across the body of the tourist. When she did not return from her jog, a search was initiated. It was around 8:00 am when the body was found, with signs of strangulation.

Gutiérrez was in Costa Rica with a group of 8 tourists from Spain, arriving in Costa Rica on August 1 for a ten-day stay.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Q Costa Rica
Reports by QCR staff

Related Articles

25 years in prison for murder of the Spanish tourist in Tortuguero

(QCOSTARIC) Alvin Stanford Díaz Hawkings was sentenced to 25 years in...

Higher penalties proposed for tourist killers

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

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

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.