October 28th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) A U.S. man who was staying in Playas del Coco was ran over and killed by a bus over the weekend in an apparent suicide. The incident took place around 7:30 am on Saturday.
The man apparently left the Flor de Itabo Hotel in Playas del Coco in a taxi in the early morning.
At some point near the nearby community of Comunidad, 27-year-old Daniel Mazze Kenneth* attempted to throw himself from the moving taxi.
Then, according to witnesses,Kenneth attempted to throw himself in front of at least four passing vehicles, which were able to avoid hitting the man.
Appearing determined to end his life, he then threw himself in front of a passing bus, which ran the man over.
Rescuers responded to the incident, but Kenneth expired at the scene.
The remains were retrieved by the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) and sent to the Forensic Sciences Complex.
Authorities are investigating Kenneth’s motives for suicide.
*Editor’s Note: This story was updated and edited at 8:11 am, October 28th. There appears to be some confusion regarding the man’s identity. Local daily, La Nacion, who was first to report the story, identified the victim as 40-year-old Kent Fuzze. ICR is attempting to confirm the man’s identity with authorities.