Pair left for short errand and ended up murdered

Judicial agent marks the plastic bag containing the body of Maureen Corrales Muñoz, one of two victims of a shooting off the Interamerican highway. Photo: Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública/Paul Gamboa

Investigators are surprised that the bodies of two Desamparados residents turned up on a shoulder of the Interamericana Norte near Putanrenas Centro early Friday.

The couple, both victims of close-range shootings are Warner Canales Montoya, 25, and Maureen Corrales Muñoz, 39.

Agents reported that the couple’s neighbors said the pair left on a motorcycle from their home in San Rafael Abajo de Desamparados for what was believed to be short trip.

Investigators suspect that the pair were lured to Puntarenas or taken there by force. They were killed at the place where their bodies were found because agents recovered shell casings. Each was shot four times. The motorcycle was not recovered.

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