Puriscal man found murdered in his home by relative

A public school administrator died Saturday or early Sunday in Puriscal. He was identified by the last name of Murillo and was 49.

A family member found his body about 7 a.m. in the living room of his home in  Mercedes Norte de Puriscal, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. The man has been active politically and briefly served as the municipal mayor several years ago.

Judicial agents said the body appeared to have three knife wounds. One was in the head. Another was in the side and a third was in the chest. Agents said that a motive was not clear immediately.

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