There were seven murders between Thursday night and Sunday, the Judicial Investigating Organization said.
A friend found a 24-year-old woman stabbed to death in her apartment in la Aurora de Heredia about 9 p.m. Thursday. The woman was identified by the last name of Velásquez.
Someone shot and killed a pirate taxi driver and put his body into the trunk of his vehicle, Judicial agents said. A passer-by called police about 2:15 p.m. Friday because he said the car was parked badly on a La Sabana street. Police found the body.
The dead man, identified by the last name of Chavarría, usually worked in the Pavas area, agents said.
In Coronado about 5:55 a.m. Friday a 43-year-old man with the last name of Blanco died when he suffered two bullet wounds delivered by a gunman in a passing car.
Also Friday a man died in the Clínica de Coronado after he sustained three wounds during an argument in the Mozotal sector. He was 34 and identified by the last name of Chacón.
Friday night judicial agents were called to a scrap metal operation in San José where the owner, identified by the last name of Cano, died after being confronted by two bandits as he tried to close up for the night about 11:15 p.m. He was 38.
Saturday night a man died in Río Danta near Guåpiles when he was shot five times in a rural area. He was identified by the last name of Jiménez, He was 29.
In Upala about 4:30 a.m. Sunday neighbors found the body of a man in the roadway in El Progreso de Birmania. The 45-year-old man with the last name of Ruiz suffered multiple stab wounds, said judicial agents.
No one was killed, but six persons suffered bullet wounds when a gunman in a passing car sprayed a group standing in the public roadway Friday night in the Finca San Juan area of Pavas. The victims ranged in age from 17 to 32. A 20-year-old woman with the last name of Parra sustained two bullet wounds in the bank and one in the head, agents said.