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A man accused of murdering American pilgrim Denise Thiem is thought to have lured the woman to his farm and ultimately her death by painting fake signs to misdirect those walking along the Camino de Santiago trail in Northern Spain.
Miguel Angel Muñoz Blas, a 39-year-old man was remanded into custody by a judge on Monday, and accused of the murder of 41-year-old Ms. Thiem from Arizona. Police beleive Muñoz…Continue
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on September 16, 2015 at 11:34pm
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on September 16, 2015 at 11:27pm
A junior at UNC Pembroke has been missing in Costa Rica since Tuesday, the University said. Deon D. Greene is studying abroad at The National University of Costa Rica in Heredia, Costa Rica. Heredia is just north of the Costa Rican capital San Jose. The University said it was contacted Sept. 7 regarding Greene’s disappearance. Greene went into the ocean and did not resurface.Continue
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on September 10, 2015 at 11:51am
Everything Joshua Devine's family has heard so far about his weekend disappearance from a dive boat in Thailand just seems wrong. Actions reported that night don't fit with the 36-year-old ex Army sergeant they know, and they question why the boat never stopped when he was reported missing. They are wondering if anyone searched for him at all.
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on August 1, 2015 at 11:32pm
Brian Lynn Hogue, 64, originally from California has gone missing in Costa Rica, likely in the Caribbean province of Limón, according to the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) and his family.
Hogue disappeared while driving from San José to the town of Guápiles, according…Continue
Posted by Johnny Hogue on July 10, 2015 at 10:03am
A search is on in Spain for Denise Thiem, a Litchfield Park woman who is missing and hasn't been heard from in almost a month.
"She's always been smart, well traveled," Denise's brother, Cedric, who's in Spain searching for her, said. "This is all kind of a mystery. I think she wanted to go see what's out there and figure out what she wants to do."
Denise left her job in the Valley at a Petsmart a few months ago and started traveling. She kept in touch with Cedric until the…Continue
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on June 30, 2015 at 8:22pm
Aaron Rose, a young American on vacation with his family on the island of Roatan, Honduras, took a kayak off the island's West End yesterday to watch the sun set and was pulled out to sea. Today, he was rescued by U.S. Blackhawk helicopters from Joint Task Force Bravo in Soto Cano, Honduras.
Aaron's story is of great personal significance to me because …Continue
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on June 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
Costa Rica is widely regarded as one of the safest travel destinations in Central America. It certainly doesn’t have the murder rate of, say, Honduras. There is at least one peril, however, for which the country is hard to rival: drownings.
Several recent drownings in separate incidents off Jaco, CR, underscore the treacherous riptides and the lack of life…Continue
Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on June 10, 2015 at 8:55pm
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