US expat Barry Lawson was brutally beaten during a robbery back on April 1st, 2015, at the hotel Villa Alegre in Tamarindo Guanacaste. Barry died days later at the hospital, now, three years later the Intelligence Unit of the Judiciary Investigative Police (OIJ) has been following fresh leads on four suspects, three men and one woman.
The information was released by Channel 7 Telenoticias along with an interview with Barry Lawson’s widow. (https://bit.ly/2P8FtYv)
To this day the widow still protects her identity, concerned for her security, knowing that those who beat her husband to death are still out there.
She explains during the interview that her husband did not want to give up the combination to the safe, one of the man held her face down on the couch while the other two dragged and beat her husband.
The suspects got away with $28,000 from one of the security boxes along with other valuables for a total of approximately $32,000. The widow explains that at least two former female employees knew about the existence of the safe and the fact that they had had to take the large sum of money out of the bank only days before.
The survivor states she has stayed in the country because the people of the community have always been very kind to her.
The couple were founders of the Association Amigos de la Educacion (Friends of Education) which helped children and young people have access to education.
OIJ expects to gather sufficient evidence to finally make arrests in this case.