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Mutilated body found in Tempisque River

May 9th, 2014 ( The mutilated body of a man was found in the Tempisque River near Filadelfia in Guanacaste at 6 a.m. yesterday morning.


Police officer Luis Rios said both of the body’s legs were missing as well as an arm, and that the victim’s face had been mauled.  Investigators believe the injuries may be the result of fish or crocodiles, and the body may have been in the river 24 to 48 hours prior to its discovery.


The victim is believed to be between 40 and 50 years of age, though investigators have been unable to determine his identity, adding that there are no missing persons reports in the area.


Locals said that area residents and tourists often feed crocodiles near where the remains were found, and investigators are considering if the victim may have been doing the same.



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  • expatin paradise

    Is there indication of dismemberment by human hands, or is this the apparent result of feeding on the body by wildlife? If this is another apparent croc attack, I hope that people have the good sense not to take it out on the animals, which were only doing what comes naturally. Where I lived in Florida some years ago, a large gator killed someone who was snorkeling outside designated swimming area, and the park people responded by killing all the large gators – a crime against nature.

  • Chris Thomas

    Now they want to blame the animals for the murders in Costa Rica to better the murder stats.

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