The Poder Judicial has identified the suspect in the murder of a woman in Quepos by the last names of González Araya. He was ordered held for three months preventative detention Monday after a hearing in the Juzgado Penal de Aguirre y Parrita.
The victim was identified as María Magdalena Alfaro López, believed to be 22.
The woman’s body turned up off the Costanera Sur highway Friday morning near the Quepos airport, investigators said. Her hands and feet were tied and she had been strangled with a piece of cloth, said the Poder Judicial Monday.
Agents said over the weekend that they believed that the woman and her accused killer had had a relationship.