Costa Rica, U.S. student attacked, kidnapped according to professor

Posted on August 21, 2011 • Filed under: Latin America, Tourist Attacked, Tourist Kidnapped

U.S. professor responds to skepticism about a report that a 24-year-old female was kidnapped in Puerto Viejo. Before sunrise Sunday, the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca community received a report that a U.S. tourist had been kidnapped near the beach town on the southern Caribbean coast. Local residents, the National Police and the Judicial Investigation Police undertook a hunt for the missing 23-year-old female, who was part of a visiting student group. Several hours after the initial kidnapping report, the student reappeared “like a phantom,” said one of her professors. Read Article

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