The police say "sexual motive" behind the murder of the Florida tourist


The police in Costa Rica said the murder of a Miami woman found dead this week outside of Airbnb was sexually motivated. The director of the country's Judicial Investigation Department, Walter Espinoza, told a news conference that his team believes that the motive behind the killing of Carla Stefaniak, 36, was "sexual". Security guard Bismark Espinosa Martinez, 32, was arrested Tuesday in connection with her mysterious death. The victim's body was found half-naked and covered with plastic bags at the back of the San Jose property. Monday. On Monday, a friend in a call from FaceTime – when it vanished – was planning to meet with the guard to ask him. to buy water because it was falling badly. That was the last time her friend heard from her before her phone battery died around 9:00 pm. Sofekok also told his sister-in-law in a text that Airbnb was "rather sketchy". He said it was raining and the power was coming out.

The police in Costa Rica said that the murder of Miami woman Carla Stefaniak (left) found dead this week near Airbnb that she rented was sexually motivated. Security guard Bismark Espinosa Martinez, 32, (right) was arrested Tuesday in connection with her death

Stefaniak had a FaceTime call with a friend and said she could ask a security guard at Airbnb to buy her water because she was storming

Stefaniak's father, who disappeared while celebrating his 36th birthday in Costa Rica, identified his body

Martinez, a security guard in the villa where Stefaniak was staying, was arrested on Tuesday in conjunction with the death of the woman from Miami. Stefaniak's father, who disappeared while celebrating his 36th birthday in the country, identified his body on Tuesday. Stefaniak's tearful dad, Carlos, was confirmed after Stefaniak's body was found on Monday after vanishing last Tuesday. A post on the "Finding Carla" Facebook page created by his family said that Costa Rican authorities finally allowed his father to see his body. the devastation of his family and friends. We want the world to know that we will never forget Carla ", he read the tribute post. We will never forget the joy he brought into our lives, how much he made us laugh. "We will always be with her and we know she will always be with us. May God bless his soul. & # 39;

The list for Airbnb is pictured

Stefaniak's body was found Monday buried in the plastic on the back of the rented property in San Jose, in Costa Rica after the last week vanished An autopsy found bullet wounds on the arms and neck, while the cause of death was determined to be a blow to the head. The investigators found some blood inside Airbnb, where he was. It is also believed that the blood was found in his neighboring apartment. The authorities said that Martinez had remained close to Stefaniak and that he issued contradictory statements during the interrogation. His family has been living in Costa Rica since he disappeared and he has helped local authorities.

Stefaniak's father, Carlos (previously with family friend Greg Zwolinsky) confirmed on Tuesday that the body was that of his daughter. He cried when he discussed his murder on GMA next to the family friend Greg Zwolinksy

Investigators said blood was found in Airbnb, where Stefaniak remained when she vanished last week. Photo courtesy of GMA

The authorities said that Espinoza Martinez had been with Stefaniak. In the picture above is another picture of the Airbnb rental. He sent a text message to his sister-in-law describing him as "rather sketchy". Martinez told Stefaniak's family that he saw her leave with her baggage around 5am on November 28th and get on an unknown car. His family said it did not make sense because his flight was not until the afternoon and the airport was only 30 minutes from where he was. Espinoza said that officials have analyzed surveillance videos from the apartment complex. Espinoza said that even the images in the video are not aligned with the statements made by the security guard.

Stefaniak (right) was on vacation in Costa Rica with her sister-in-law April Burton (left) to celebrate her 36th birthday. They were photographed together last week. Stofaniak was on vacation in Costa Rica with her sister-in-law April Burton to celebrate her 36th birthday. He should have come home alone Wednesday, a day after Burton left Costa Rica. Stefaniak had left Burton at the airport and returned the rental car before bringing a 30-minute Uber to an Airbnb who had checked in for his last night. He had checked in for his flight at 1pm, but never arrived at the airport – and never answered a number of greeting messages from worried family members and friends.

Carla was last seen online around 9pm the night before her flight, she is pictured (right) at the airport bound for Costa Rica and (left) she is enjoying vacation days before his disappearance

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