Homeowner murdered in mountains north of capital

A 54-year-old man who collected guns, clocks and watches died late Monday when someone shot him in the head.

Investigators said the scene was the man’s house north of San José off Ruta 32, the San José-Limón highway. The property is in Heredia.

The man was identified as Konrad Swarzweger. Despite
the European sounding name, agents were uncertain of the man’s nationality. He is believed to have been a long-time resident of the area and lived in a home that once belonged to his father. Acquaintances said he was Dutch and the owner of a restaurtant

The man lived alone in the home, and early speculation suggests that he knew his killer or killers because he was security conscious with many guns available around the home. Investigators speculate that robbery was the motive.

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