Three held in brutal death of director of school

Judicial agents have detained three persons and are seeking one more in the brutal murder of a school director over the weekend.

The dead man, Kenneth Paniagua Soto, 40, was found in a river with signs of a beating and with fatal bullet wounds. He appeared to have been tortured, said police at the time. His job was equivalent to a principal.

Among the three persons detained Tuesday was a 17 year old.

Arrests were made in La Rita de Pococí and at a coffee operation in Santa Bárbara de Heredia.

Agents have not said if the man died because he expelled a student who was selling drugs at the school. They did say that the victim was invited to a party where he was confronted, beaten and killed. The killers took his vehicle and tried to sell it.

Paniagua had told parents of the children in the school at Línea Vieja en Guácimo that he had been receiving death threats.

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