Elderly woman murdered by presumed home intruder

A 72-year-old woman who remained home when her husband went to San José died, the apparent victim of an intruder. The crime was in isolated Roble de la Virgen de Sarapiquí. The victim was identified by the last name of  Álvarez.

A relative encountered the woman’s body about 10 p.m. Saturday. The Judicial Investigating organization said that death appeared to be from a blow to the forehead.

Agents reported that the home had been tossed and left in disorder.

Another Saturday night murder took place in Poás de Aserrí. A 36-year-old man with the last name of Soto was sitting in a car when a group of men approached and shot him several times. A woman also suffered injuries, said agents.

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