Wendy Ojeda Pastrana went missing Dec. 14. A week later, investigators located a plastic bag containing a body.
Based on marks and scars on the body, family members were able to determine that this was the lost 14 year old.
Now investigators are saying that the girl died at the hands of a man she met on the Internet. A 19-year-old suspect has been detained, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.
The body was in a room in a home in Canoas de Alajuela. There must have been a struggle. Using the chemical luminol investigators were able to find traces of blood in the building in which she was found. The medical examiner said she was strangled.