Reward posted for French pair missing for more than a year

The French Embassy in Costa Rica is offering a $7,000 reward to anyone who can give verifiable information about the whereabouts of the French couple Gerard and Claude Dubois.

The couple disappeared March 31, 2011, after arriving in Quepos for vacation. Hotel employees called police on April 4, after noticing the couple’s rental car had been left unattended at the Río Naranjo for days.

Police found the passports of the tourists in a trash can in Jacó, which led to an investigation. In the last year authorities said they have questioned multiple people in the effort of finding suspects and made searches based on information gained in the process.

Investigators also searched for bodies in case the husband and wife were victims of homicide.

The couple was last seen on March 31, 2011, when they came out of the hotel where they were staying for a tour through the area.

Anyone that has important information that can help the authorities solve this case can call the Embajada de Francia at 2234-4188, an embassy release said. The couple’s family also is offering the reward.

The information must lead to a solid discovery of the couple, in order for the source to receive the money, the release added.

Investigators embarked on an extensive search of agricultural land based on information from an informant. That individual told police that members of a gang had ingratiated themselves with the couple and lured them to a remote area where they were robbed and killed.

However, the search failed to find any evidence.

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