Rico’s TICO BULL (Opinion) – The OIJ have their main. Following DNA and forensic evidence, for them, there is no doubt Alvin Diaz Hopkins is guilty of killing 31-year-old Arancha Gutiérrez López, on August 4, while the Spanish national was visiting Costa Rica with her family.
Diaz was detained by police almost immediately after the discovery of the murder Gutiérrez, one of two women tourists killed that weekend. But a Pococi de Limon court set him free for lack of evidence but handed him over to immigration officials given his illegal status in the country.
Following public pressure, both at home and in Spain, the OIJ, in less than a week had the physical evidence to tie Diaz to the murder.
Diaz is currently being held by immigration