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District Attorney Closes Murder Case of Citizen of Argentina in Samara Due to Lack of Evidence

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The man with the last names of Dixon Obregón who was accused of the murder of Carolina Silva Pacheco, a 29-year-old citizen of Argentina who died from a gunshot wound to the head in June of 2011, was acquitted of all guilt by the Nicoya District Attorney’s office on January 7th.

According to the district attorney’s press department, “On January 7, 2014, a definitive dismissal was requested due to lack of evidence to link the people who, initially, it was determined might have had some participation related to the crime.”

The incident occurred on June 16, 2011 in Hostel Las Mariposas in Samara, where the foreigner  received a bullet impact to her head that caused her death on site. The victim refused to let the murderer steal her laptop computer.

A week after the murder, officers from the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ- Organismo de Investigacion Judicial) arrested two people during a raid in La Granja neighborhood and in Cuesta Grande of Nicoya, where two men identified by the last names of Dixon and Flores were arrested.

As a result of the raid, OIJ sent the forensic laboratory two pairs of shorts each, which were found in the homes, to analyze some bloodstains that were soaked into the material. At that time, they also confiscated cell phones and flash drives that might have helped to determine if they belonged to the victim.

In this regard, the district attorney’s office said that “every time the evidence (was) collected and analyzed by the forensic science laboratories, the results came back negative,” according to the report.