U.S. citizen identified as Lusk Albert George was reported missing since Monday, Sept. 21.
- Judicial Investigation Organization courtesy photo-

Published Friday, September 25, 2020

U.S. citizen missing in Heredia,
agents ask for help

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Agents of the Judicial Investigation Organization, OIJ, in the Heredia Province delegation, request the collaboration of the public to help find a U.S. citizen identified as Lusk Albert George, 67.

According to the brief information provided by the agents, the man is a resident of San Isidro District, Heredia Province and was reported missing since Monday, Sept. 21. The man's relatives filed the complaint with the OIJ after losing contact with him.

If you have any information that may help locate the man, contact the judicial agents, at the line 800-80-00-645 or by message through Whatsapp 880-00-645. The call is confidential, and bilingual agents who can answer calls in English or Spanish are available.

George is one of four documented cases of missing North American citizens in Costa Rica, so far this year.

On August 31,
agents of the Garabito delegation in Puntarenas Province, request the collaboration of the public to help find a U.S. citizen identified as Robinson Roderick Scott, 75.

According to the information provided by the agents, the man is a resident of Jaco Beach Puntarenas Province and was reported missing since Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Also, agents report that they continue investigating the case of Christian Tijerino López and Kent Alexander Madsen.

In the case of Tijerino, the agents from the Liberia District station in Guanacaste Province continue searching for evidence that allows the case to progress.

Tijerino, 33, arrived in February to visit his family in Costa Rica. On February 18, his relatives lost contact with him and filed a missing person’s complaint.

Investigators reported that Tijerino was last seen on February 18 near the Montenegro area in Bagaces District of Guanacaste Province, said Walter Espinoza, Director General of OIJ.

"From that moment on, his family members lost contact with him and opened the case of the investigation into a possible disappearance or kidnapping," Espinoza said.

He was seen leaving his hotel driving a blue-color Ford Explorer. On Feb. 22, the car was found abandoned in the community of Bagaces. However, there were no traces of Tijerino.

There is a channel approximately one kilometer long that has piqued investigators' interest, Espinoza said. Scuba diving experts from the Ministry of Security and investigators searched for clues that could be in the waters of the Montenegro canal.

Investigators confirmed that they found evidence that could give an important advancement in the investigation. However, the items found must first be analyzed to establish whether it could be new proof in this case, Espinoza said.

The other case is that of Madsen, 59. The Canadian citizen was reported missing on Friday, March 13.

According to the judicial investigators, Madsen was last seen that Friday when he was diving off of Cocos Island, located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 550 km southwest of the Costa Rican mainland in Puntarenas Province.

According to the information of the investigators, Madsen was scuba diving with a group of tourists who were taking scuba diving lessons near the coast of the island.

However, by the time the lesson was over, all the tourists returned to the boat except for Madsen.

Professional scuba divers tried to track Maden for 72 hours, finding only his scuba equipment on the beach of Manuelita Island but there was no trace of the Canadian.

Manuelita Island is located on the north coast of Cocos Island.

Agents continue investigating these cases. If you have any information regarding any of th missing people cases, please call the OIJ agents.

A.M. Costa Rica urges readers to share these missing person’s cases with their contacts.

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