SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA – October 15th, 2012 – The French Embassy in Costa Rica announced that they are looking into the possibility of sending a special team of dogs from the French police, in order to help Costa Rica’s judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) locate the bodies of Claude and Gerard Dubois, who disappeared in March 2011, while on vacation in Costa Rica and are presumed dead.
French authorities are considering utilizing the special dog team after months of searching and investigation by OIJ has so far failed to locate the couple.
Recently, the French embassy offered a reward of $7,000 to anyone who could provide accurate information about the missing couple’s whereabouts. So far, the only information received was “from an informant whose statements have not given any concrete results,” according to authorities.
Family members of the couple, who visited Costa Rica in March, one year after the couple disappeared, continue to hope for information that may help to recover the couple’s remains.
In April, last year, the vehicle in which they both travelled was found close to Quepos. That same month, in Jaco, a local resident found some of the couple’s documents in a trashcan. Authorities were able to prove that the couple’s credit cards were used in various businesses.
Despite these findings, however, the location of the Dubois continues to be a mystery.
The French Embassy is asking anyone who may have information regarding the couple’s whereabouts to call 2234-4188.