Body found near missing United States woman's last Costa Rica location

American Carla Stefaniak had been vacationing with her sister-in-law in Costa Rica

Walter Espinoza, a government spokesman said in a press conference that they still can not provide any details or confirm that the body belongs to 36-year-old Stefaniak.

Investigators said they reviewed surveillance footage and spoke to witnesses who saw Stefaniak at various times and said they determined the contradictory statements the security guard gave to them were incompatible with evidence they found.

Stefaniak went on the trip to Costa Rica to celebrate her birthday with her sister-in-law, April Burton.

Costa Rican authorities have identified a woman's body as Carla Stefaniak, a South Florida resident who went missing while on vacation in the area.

In a press conference on Monday Espinoza said that biological fluids consistent with blood were discovered inside the Airbnb property.

Stefaniak's family shared an update via Facebook page 'Finding Carla' on Tuesday, saying that relatives were en route to Costa Rica to view the body. A Gofundme account says Stefaniak was last heard from around 8 p.m. on November 27. They also found blood in the room she occupied before disappearing. The woman said that "it's pretty sketchy here", Burton said. According to a timeline provided to NBC News, Stefaniak told a friend online that the power to her Airbnb cut out amid heavy rains. Burton returned to Tampa last Tuesday, but Stefaniak was scheduled to head back the following day. "I'm going to live a situation that I do not want anyone", said Carla's father. The body was only half-buried in the ground and had been covered with plastic bags.

The lawyer from the hotel says the situation has them very anxious and they have collaborated with police ever since the family reported the woman missing.

So Stefaniak dropped off the rental auto and Antonieta at the airport, then ordered an Uber to take her to her AirBnB where she planned to stay until her flight the next day.

The Miami Herald reported that Stefaniak immigrated to the United States from Venezuela in 2000 and works for a Miami insurance agency. We will always be with her and we know she will always be with us.

"Hope is the last thing you've got to lose", she said. I started sending her birthday messages and no-one had heard from her at all. She dropped off her sister-in-law at the airport the day of the 27th, then headed to her room in Escazu, where she would spend the night before leaving in the morning for the mid-day flight on Wednesday.

"Solving this case is very important for the country, very important for the family of the victim", explained Walter Espinoza, spokesperson for Costa Rica's judicial investigation department, "and it is very important for this society in general". Ms Stefaniak had planned to fly back to the U.S. the following day but never arrived for her flight.

Bugra Demirel told the BBC: "It's a awful wait, and every single minute that Costa Rican officials are not showing the body is just a tremendous amount of pain on the family".

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