Archive for Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Costa Rican authorities arrest suspect in Martin murder

November 21, 2001


More than six months after the murder of Kansas University student Shannon Martin, Costa Rican authorities have a person in custody.

According to a Costa Rican newspaper, "La Nacion," authorities arrested a 27-year-old woman Tuesday night in connection with Martin's May 13 stabbing death in Gulfito.

Newspaper reports indicate a scrap of clothing clutched in Martin's hand led authorities to the woman.

Two other male suspects have been contacted by police but no additional arrests have been made.

Martin's mother, Jeanette Stauffer, says the news provides little relief.

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