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Puerto Viejo visitor slain
while relaxing on beach
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
A 65-year-old U.S. citizen visiting Puerto Viejo de Limón on the Caribbean coast met his death Thursday morning when someone shot him as he relaxed on Playa Cocles there.
The man was identified by the last name of Edelson. He was believed to have been shot in the back of the head.
Judicial agents inspected the scene and the body
|was to be taken to the judicial morgue.
Officers said they did not think that the crime was a robbery. Agents are trying to check into the man's background to see what relationship he had with the area.
He had been staying at a nearby hotel.
Such a crime suggests either that the murder was planned or that the criminal was faced with a wave of panic after he committed the murder.