Costa Ri­cans ar­rest re­sort guard in death of Flor­ida woman

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A se­cu­rity guard at a Costa Rica Airbnb rental villa was ar­rested in the death of a Flor­ida woman who was re­mem­bered by friends as an avid world trav­eler and “happy soul.”

Carla Ste­fa­niak of Hal­lan­dale Beach, Flor­ida, went to the Cen­tral Amer­i­can coun­try to cel­e­brate her 36th birth­day but never boarded her re­turn flight Nov. 28. Au­thor­i­ties found a body in woods near the Villa le Mas com­plex, the coun­try’s Ju­di­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment said.

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