DNA, Skin Traces and Testimonial Evidence Is Conclusive For OIJ In Murder Of Spanish Tourist

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed on Monday that they found coincidences between the DNA of a Nicaraguan, of last names Díaz Hopkinss, and the saliva found in the breasts of the Arancha Gutiérrez López, murdered in Tortuguero on August 4.
The investigations revealed the woman was strangled, after going for a run near the hotel she was staying. Traces of skin of the only suspect in the murder were found in the dead woman’s fingernails.
Last Tuesday, August 7, the Criminal Court of Pococí released the individual, without any precautionary measure, rejecting the request for preventive detention made by the Ministerio Publico (Prosecutor’s Office), which it immediately appealed, but it will not be until next Thursday, August 16, that a new hearing will be held

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