A confidence ensure during a Costa Rica Airbnb let villa has been arrested for allegedly killing a South Florida lady who went blank final week, authorities pronounced Wednesday.
Carla Stefaniak, who had left to a Central American nation to applaud her 36th birthday, never boarded her Nov. 28 lapse moody after messaging friends that it was “pretty sketchy” during a resort.
Bismarck Espinosa Martinez, 32, was arrested after contradicting himself in statements to a police, a dialect said. Investigators found blood in his circuitously apartment.
An autopsy suggested that Stefaniak suffered a blunt force wound to her conduct and lacerations on her neck and arms, authorities said. Search dogs found a partially decomposed body, wrapped in cosmetic bags and half-buried, in woods nearby a Airbnb unit she rented.
“What happened to Carla is only unimaginable,” pronounced her friend, Bugra Demirel, who described her as a “happy soul” who done everybody laugh.
Espinosa Martinez, a Nicaraguan immigrant, worked security at the Villa le Mas formidable though lacked documentation to be in Costa Rica, dialect officials pronounced during a news discussion in San Jose. Officials believe he has lived in Costa Rica given June.
Investigators identified Stefaniak’s stays regulating fingerprints, a country’s Judicial Investigation Department said. Stefaniak’s family members also traveled there to assistance with identification.
Stefaniak’s brother, Mario Caicedo, reliable a genocide to NBC News on Wednesday morning, observant that they were means to see a stays Tuesday night.
A post on a Facebook page set adult by friends and family read, “Words can't demonstrate a extinction within her family and friends. We wish a universe to know that we will never forget Carla. We will never forget a fun she brought into a lives, how most she done us laugh. We will always be with her and we know she will always be with us. May God magnify her soul.”
Stefaniak, of Hallandale Beach, Florida, went blank scarcely a week ago. A GoFundMe page said she was final listened from around 8 p.m. on Nov. 27. Her family notified Costa Rican authorities after she did not house her moody home a subsequent day after checking in online.
An word agent, Stefaniak loved to transport and post photos on Instagram. In her final Instagram post on Nov. 25, she laid near a pool with pleasant plants in a background. “I’m going to skip a place,” she wrote.
Stefaniak went to Costa Rica with her sister-in-law, though she requisitioned a lapse moody a day before Stefaniak. An Uber motorist took her on a debate of San Jose, afterwards dropped Stefaniak off during a Airbnb around 5 p.m. on her final night of a trip.
Police detected what seemed to be blood in a unit where Stefaniak stayed in a San Antonio de Escazu neighborhood and analyzed notice video from a unit complex.
Walter Espinoza, conduct of a country’s Judicial Investigation Department, said a images in a video did not align with Espinosa Martinez’s statements.
“It’s too most for us,” her father, Carlos Stefaniak, told ABC Action News in Tampa from Costa Rica. He showed a print of his 4 children – Carla and her sister, and their dual brothers. “That’s my team. They are incomplete.”
Airbnb private Villa le Mas – a devalue with 7 vacation apartments – and pronounced Wednesday that it had reached out to family members with condolences. The compound’s attorney pronounced a owners are auxiliary with a investigation
It was once called Villa Le Mas and was an “aftercare facility” for tourists who trafficked to Costa Rica for medical procedures, according to a TripAdvisor.com profile. In new years, reviews have been especially negative.
Contributing: The Associated Press