A telephoned tip led investigators to the body of a young Panamanian man who had been buried in a palm plantation between Quepos and Parrita.
The body was in a grave about 100 meters or about 300 feet off the main road. Dead palm leaves covered the grave. The site is near the La Pirrís bridge, said agents.
Agents had to search to find the grave. They said the man had been there for some time. He is believed to have been involved in a drug case in Golfito but he vanished several months ago during the judicial process.