Whenever you travel, you unintentionally impose yourself to numerous risks. This was proven for one American Tourist, who was murdered in Costa Rica at an Airbnb by the respective security guard. Her name was Carla Stefaniak, who has decided to take a birthday vacation to Costa Rica at the age of thirty-six. She was slated to return home on November 28th, 2018 but never check-in for her flight or board the plane. This caused immediate concern for Carla’s sister-in-law, who had texted with Miss Stefaniak the day prior. She noted that the conditions at the Villa Buena Vista Resort were pretty sketchy. This resort is located in San Jose, Escazu Suburb, Costa Rica.
This unidentified sister-in-law, for safety, contacted local authorities regarding Carla’s potential disappearance. It didn’t take long for law enforcement to locate Carla Stefaniak’s body in a wooded area near this resort. This security guard covered her body in plastic bags, with the autopsy report indicating that she’d been murdered from multiple head injuries and stab wounds to the neck. Law enforcement and Autopsy Experts believe this attack was sexually motivated, with it being committed by Bismarck Espinoza Martinez. Working as the security guard for the Villa Buena Vista Resort, it took law enforcement less than forty-eight hours to arrest him in connection to Carla’s death.
After more than 15+ months, the courts have ruled that Bismarck Espinoza Martinez is guilty of committing this murder. He’ll now spend the next sixteen years of his life in a Costa Rican prison, where imprisonment is considered some of the worst worldwide. The General Director of Costa Rica’s Investigation Department expressed that he’d become a suspect four hours after finding Carla’s body. He’d mistakenly changed his stories multiple times, leading this 32-year-old security guard to remain in prison until 48.
Always Travel Safely
We’re recommending that our readers don’t travel to Costa Rica, with it often being considered a violent location with criminal entities. Those wanting to go to this tropical location are recommended to research their respective resort and its neighbourhood in length. Determine the level of crime relating to murder, sex trafficking and stolen goods. There are numerous neighbourhoods throughout Costa Rica that have safely governed resorts, with their costs being higher than the average price associated with travelling to this nation. Travellers staying with an Airbnb service can also select a personalized security force, which costs a substantial fee.