Neighbor held in killing and incinerating woman

Judicial agents have detained a 19-year-old neighbor in the robbery and murder of a 52-year-old woman in Las Palmiras de Siquirres. Agents said they recovered a bottle of alcohol and a DVD from the home of the suspect some 200 meters from where the woman and her vehicle were found destroyed by fire Saturday about 10:30 a.m.

The arrest came about 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The woman was the owner of property in the area and also the owner of the vehicle, which is how judicial agents managed to identify her by the last name of Fernández.

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