Nicaraguan authorities have managed to arrest William Cortez and his wife Jean Seana, suspects in the death of Cheryl Lynn Hughes and two other bodies found in his house in the province of Bocas del Toro.
According to preliminary reports they may have killed over 20 people across Central America.
Government officials from both Costa Rica and Panama have confirmed the capture of the fugitives William “Wild Bill”Adolfo Cortez and his wife Jane Seana Cortez. The pair were caught as they made their way down a river in a hired boat along the border area between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. As they approached a checkpoint, “Wild Bill” threw their hired boat driver into the water and grabbed the tiller in an effort to escape. They ran smack into a heavily armed Nicaraguan army patrol and were arrested without a struggle. Right now Costa Rican officials are scrambling to get to this remote area to coordinate the transfer of the fugitives to Costa Rican soil, for their eventual return to Panama for prosecution.
Information by Don Winner Panama-Guide.com