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Jeff Dunsavage's Blog – October 2018 Archive (5)

New York Attorney Murdered While Vacationing in Turks and Caicos

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands police are investigating the murder of an American tourist after her body was discovered near a popular vacation destination. Marie Kuhnla, a 61-year-old attorney from Wantagh, New York, had been traveling with two colleagues who also worked at Suffolk County Legal Aid in Long Island.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 26, 2018 at 4:01pm — No Comments

New Hampshire Man, Missing in Guatemala, Believed Murdered

A Tamworth man, NH, man who was reported missing during a trip to Guatemala may have been murdered and will probably not be found, his family reported via their Go Fund Me account. The family says their search is over.

Justin Booska, 27, has been missing from Laguna de Ayarza, Guatemala since Jan. 6. He had been in the central American country with friends and family for a vacation. Until going there earlier this month, the family had  believed he might have drown when he tried to…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 18, 2018 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Update on Murder of Tom Cook in Jaco, Costa Rica

A Vermonter living in Costa Rica was found dead last week after being reported missing back in August, now his family is frustrated by what they say has been a slow investigation by authorities, WCAX in South Burlington reports.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 17, 2018 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Remains of Tom Cook -- Vermont Retiree, Missing in Costa Rica -- Identified

Sometimes closure is all we can hope for. In these cases, success is necessarily bittersweet.

Last week, the earthly remains of Thomas Cook – a Vermont retiree living in Jaco, Costa Rica, and missing for more than six weeks – were positively identified. I won’t provide any details here, other to say foul play was clearly involved.

Having launched MAP following…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 14, 2018 at 11:11am — No Comments

Missing Surfer Adam "Biff" D'Esposito Found Dead in Baja, MX

Carlsbad surfer Adam Francis D'Esposito, 39, who went missing three weeks ago, has been found dead in Northern Baja, Mexico, according to the D’Esposito’s family. A local news channel has reported drowning as the cause of death.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on October 2, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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