Puriscal murder suspect held

Investigators have arrested a 19-year-old as the suspect in the murder of a public school administrator in Puriscal Aug. 15.

Agents had been seeking the man since the crime, but the suspect remained hidden, said the Poder Judicial. The judicial agency identified him by the last name of  Cerdas and said that he was detained in  Mercedes Norte of Puriscal.

Killed was a 49-year-old man with the last name of Murillo.  He had briefly served as the municipal mayor several years ago. The murder weapon was a knife, agents said at the time.

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