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Mystery Surrounds Murder of U.S. Ex-Pat Near La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Kurt Heigis -- a 64-year-old U.S. citizen living in La Fortuna, Costa Rica -- was killed by unknown assailants around 7:30pm Sunday night on a gravel road about 4km from La Fortuna de San Carlos.  Authorities said the rural road on which the couple traveled is frequented by drug traffickers and addicts.

Heigis was traveling home with a 30-year-old Nicaraguan woman identified as Marta Rafaela Blandón when they approached a bridge that was blocked by a vehicle, apparently driven by three assailants. The version of events of what happened next varies. 

Read full article on Inside Costa Rica.

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