At the end of November, extremely troubling news was reported about an American on vacation. 36-year-old Carla Stefaniak disappeared in Costa Rica while on a vacation to celebrate her birthday.
According to BBC, Stefaniak was with her sister-in-law, April Burton, in the San Jose suburb of Escazu. On November 27, Carla brought April to the airport as she was heading back to Florida a day early.
April knew that her sister-in-law was taking an Uber to go sightseeing before returning to her Airbnb. Throughout the day, Carla was in communication with her friends back home.
Carla said that it had been raining throughout the day. At around 9 p.m. local time, she text a friend saying that the power in her Airbnb had gone out and that it was "pretty sketchy" outside.
The following day, on November 28, several friends messaged Carla for her birthday but received no response. The following day, Carla failed to board her flight home.
Now, a week after her disappearance, the Costa Rican police have found a dead body wrapped in plastic near the Airbnb that Carla was staying at. As of 2:45 p.m. EST, police had not confirmed whether or not it is Carla.
According to Radar, the body is "extremely decayed" and therefore no confirmations can be made until an autopsy is performed. However, the Airbnb owner and local security guards are still sticking to their story.
They say that Carla left the rental home at around 5:00 a.m. on November 28 with her luggage. Still, Carla's family does not believe that story.
Please be praying for Carla's family during this extremely difficult time, especially as they await the results of the autopsy. Share your prayers here, and we will continue to update as information is made available. In other recent news, the man behind one of America's favorite restaurants was just found dead. Please pray for his family as well.