Robbery called motive for grim crime

A robber who left three bodies in his wake is being sought in Nicaragua.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said that robbery was the apparent motive for the gruesome murder of three men in La Cruz in northwestern Costa Rica.

One man was beheaded and two had their throats cut, agents said. The dead ranged from 20 to 50. Their hands were removed. The three were believed to be agricultural workers.

Agents said the men had been stripped of their belongings.

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