Carlos Caicedo, father of Carla Stefaniak, the 36-year-old tourist that went missing in Costa Rica November 28, arrived at the Forensic Science building in San Joaquín de Flores, Heredia, the morning of this Tuesday, December 4. Samples of his blood were taken to be compared with the DNA of the woman whose body was found buried yesterday in the same area where his daughter was last seen.
Caicedo, offered statements to the media, ¨I have hope that the body found is not my daughter´s , even when it was found close to where she disappeared¨.

The body found corresponds to a woman, but it was in stages of decomposition and therefore tests will need to be run before being able to confirm the identity of the victim.
Caicedo also added that the security officer at the hotel that affirmed his daughter left the property at 5 in the morning ¨has a lot to explain¨. According to the first statement given by the guard a cab arrived to pick up Stefaniak and he even helped her with her suitcases; however, there are some discrepancies since apparently, an Uber driver showed up at around 8:30 a.m. also to pick her up, at that hour the guards had changed shift and the new officer informed the driver that the woman had already left. Stefaniak, who is of Venezuelan nationality but a legal resident of Florida, USA, was supposed to board a flight at 1:30 p.m.
Stefaniak arrived to Costa Rica, November 22, apparently in the company of her friend and sister-in-law April Antonieta Burton, they visited Manuel Antonio in Quepos and La Fortuna in San Carlos; Burton took a flight back to Florida on November 27, while Stefaniak stayed the night at Villa Le Mas, she had arranged the lodging through AirBnB. According to Burton, she last heard of Stefaniak at around 8 p.m. on November 27th, when she told her it was raining crazy and the power had gone out