Bocas del Toro killers arrested in Nicaragua
By NICOLÁS AGUILAR R. and CARLOS ARGUEDAS – San Jose, Costa Rica – The American couple Panamanian police identify as serial killers, who the police were looking for last night in the area of Santa Cruz in Turrialba, were detained this morning in the waters of the San Juan river in Nicaragua. The couple were arrested in an area known as Tambor and at this moment they are being detained at a Nicaraguan army outpost in this zone. According to police reports, this is about William Adolfo Cortez (aka Wild Bill) and his wife, Jane Seana, whom the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) have been looking for intensively since Saturday night. In Panama they have been linked to the disappearance of one person and the deaths of two others, all US nationals.
According to police reports, the couple arrived at noon yesterday to Puerto
Viejo de Sarapiqui and rented a boat to travel to the mouth of the Sarapiqui
River, in a place known as La Trinidad. They spent the night in a cabin and
this morning they hired a boat to travel to Barra del Colorado. Apparently
when they approached a checkpoint manned by the (Costa Rican) Public Forces, where they would have had to stop and check in, the American who is strong and six feet tall, grabbed the boatman and threw him into the river. At that time, he took the helm and accelerated on the San Juan river headed toward Tambor.
However, he did not count on the fact that there was an Army patrol in the
area, equipped with machine guns and other heavy weapons, which soon
overtook them. The couple stopped the boat and offered no resistance.
According to reports held by the Judicial Investigation Organization, they
were taken to an Army post located at the mouth of the Sarapiquí river and
they are now talking to officials from Nicaragua to deal with the surrender
of the suspects. Judicial officers are currently traveling in several boats
to the site to eventually receive the pair of alleged serial killers and to transfer them to Costa Rican soil. (La Nacion – Costa Rica)
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Date: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:58 pm