For those who say they would not be caught dead in Heredia, there now will be another option.
The Poder Judicial says it will enter into an agreement today with the Caja Costarricense de Segruo Social to house a forensic medical lab in San Carlos. The site will be in the Hospital de San Carlos.
Until now, anyone who was the victim of a violent death or unnatural death went to the judicial forensic lab in San Joaquín de Flores, Heredia, for an autopsy.
The central location presented a hardship for some survivors who have to travel long distances to complete paperwork and claim the body. Such facilities are expensive because they need to have top-quality equipment and staff for potential criminal cases and court testimonies.