Investigators have said nothing official about missing U.S. citizen Brian Lynn Hogue since the initial report of his disappearance in mid-June.
However, it appears that investigators consider the crime to be linked to property that the resident of Pococí owns. A check of the Registro Público shows that the courts have put multiple holds on two properties in the Paquera de Nicoya area. This prevents the properties from being transferred.
That took place June 23, three weeks after Hogue was believed to have gone missing. Public records also hint that an effort to transfer one or both properties was frustrated by the judicial hold.
One property has a fiscal value of 54 million colons, about $102,500. The second is listed at 26 million colons, about $48,500. Fiscal values generally are lower than the actual market price.
A source close to the investigation said that Hogue’s vehicle was located last week and is now being subjected to a forensic analysis. Hogue, 65, is believed to have encountered someow
now being subjected to a forensic analysis.
Hogue, 65, is believed to have encountered someone he knew as he drove home from San José on the last leg of a business trip.
The man was planning to make stops in several towns including Guápiles, judicial agents said at the time they announced his disappearance.
Hogue has been involved in small-scale development. The public records show that he holds mortgages that appear to be from selling property adjacent to what he owns now via a corporation.