Costa Rica News – Police and prosecutors in Costa Rica are racing to investigate the case of a Spanish tourist who was murdered on Saturday before the suspect, a citizen of Nicaragua, is released by immigration authorities.
The court in charge of the case has already ruled that there is insufficient evidence to place the alleged murderer in pre-trial custody. He is currently being kept in a temporary center for undocumented migrants and could get released or deported “at any moment,” according to immigration authorities.
Arantxa Gutiérrez, 31, was found dead near a beach on the popular island of Tortuguero. She was there with her partner and a group of seven other Spaniards, all of whom were staying at a nearby hotel. Authorities suspect a sexual motive behind