Taxi driver knew too much, investigators say of murder

An informal taxi driver showed up at the Quepos office of judicial investigators Friday afternoon to identify a woman who had been murdered. Agents detained him after they said he possessed information that had not been made public.

This is the case of a 22-year-old woman with the last name of Alfaro. Her body turned up near the Quepos airport early Friday. Her hands were bound and a piece of cloth was pulled tightly around her neck. Agents speculated that she had been killed elsewhere and dumped.

Agents released photos of distinctive tattoos found on the semi-nude body. But before the photos could be distributed to the public by the news media, the suspect said he knew about them, and he also carried the identity cédula of the woman, said agents.

They quickly determined that the man and the woman had maintained a relationship.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said that a search of the man’s living quarters turned up evidence.

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