Tourist dies in Montezuma

A tourist died over the weekend and was found with his head and part of his torso immersed in a washing machine at a hotel in Montezuma, according to Judicial Investigating Organization officials.

The man, identified by agents as 43-year-old Andrew Budds, died at around 10 p.m. Saturday when his friends went searching for him after he walked away from a party.

Budds was on vacation in Costa Rica with a group of friends. They were watching a soccer game together at the Hotel Lys in Montezuma before the incident.

Agents expect more information after they receive the results of an autopsy.

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