A machete, a knife and a tree limb are the apparent murder weapons of choice in three weekend killings.
In Pozos de Santa Ana police found the body of a man with the last name of Chinchilla in a field. He was 77. The body was found in a canal about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Judicial investigators said that the death was caused by blows with a piece of wood that was found at the scene.
Chinchilla owned the property and was a farmer.
In La Escuadra de Golfito Saturday night judicial agents detained a 29-year-old man in the machete murder of a 42-year-old man with the last name of Jiménez, they said.
The death happened about 11 p.m. when the two men were engaged in a discussion. Agents said that the victim suffered machete wounds in the head and neck.
The suspect was detained shortly after the incident.
Three brothers were detained in Barrio Los Ángeles de Patarrá de Desamparados in relation to the murder of a 52-year-old man with the last name of Oviedo, said judicial agents. The three brothers, 17, 22 and 23 were involved in an argument with a man in the public street when the victim appeared complaining about the noise. He suffered a knife wound, agents said.
A guard died Saturday morning after he was shot four times by two would-be robbers at a delivery truck. This took place in León XIII in Tibás. The victim had the last name of Estrada and was 35 years old.
The body of a 48-year-old man turned up in a field Sunday morning in Bagaces. He was identified by the last name of Caballero. He also appeared to have been beaten to death with a piece of wood. The Fuerza Pública detained a suspect Sunday afternoon.
Also Sunday the body of a missing Canadian woman was found in Playas del Coco. She is believed to have the last name of Gutierrez. No cause of death has been determined. She had been reported missing.