March 29, 2000 |
A second suspect in the slayings of two American college students in Costa Rica has been arrested and a third is being sought, police said. Judicial Police Director Jorge Rojas said Jorge Alberto Urbina, 19, was arrested in Barra de Parisminas, a village in the same Caribbean coastal district where Emily Eagen and Emily Howell, both 19, were slain. A 16-year-old suspect was arrested earlier.
March 28, 2000 |
A teenage boy was in custody Monday and authorities were seeking two men in the slayings of two U.S. women in Costa Rica earlier this month, officials said. Authorities said a 16-year-old Costa Rican male, who was not identified, allegedly fired one of two guns used in the shootings of Emily Howell of Lexington, Ky., and Emily Eagen of Ann Arbor, Mich., both 19. Their bodies were found on the side of a highway March 13 near the Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Viejo.
March 20, 2000 |
Emily Eagan had told her family, "I have found paradise." Instead, eight days ago, she and a friend met violent deaths that now threaten the paradise she loved, reawakening old prejudices and resentments yet at the same time uniting this long-neglected community, which is determined to find answers.
July 24, 1989
A U.S.-born rancher indicted in Costa Rica for arms and drug trafficking in connection with the Iran-Contra affair has vanished, officials said. A spokesman for the Public Security Ministry said Costa Rican authorities haven't seen John Hull since last Thursday. "I suspect that Mr. Hull has been kidnaped," said Juan Jose Sobrado, Hull's lawyer. Hull, 68, from Evansville, Ind., has lived in Costa Rica for the past 20 years and became a naturalized citizen seven years ago.
January 14, 1989 |
John Hull, an American farmer who allegedly used his Costa Rica ranch to assist the Nicaraguan Contras, was arrested on suspicion of spying for the CIA and of arms and drug smuggling, officials said Friday. Hull was picked up at his ranch in the northern province of San Carlos on Thursday and taken to San Jose, the capital, for questioning.
April 20, 1988
Six people, including two Americans, were wounded when a fragmentation grenade blew up outside the U.S.-Costa Rican Cultural Center in San Jose, Costa Rican authorities said. Red Cross officials identified the Americans as Alice Feister, a professor at the center who is from the Washington, D.C., area, and Shelly Bartain, a student from Chico, Calif. Feister, who was seriously wounded, was reported in fair condition while Bartain was listed in good condition, officials said. U.S.