The murder of Canadian Brad Deering at his home in Costa Rica has prompted Ottawa to warn visitors to be extra vigilant in the Central American country that's generally been considered a safe destination.
Deering, a 42-year-old Vancouver investor who was living in an upscale suburb of the capital San Jose, was shot last Thursday in what was initially believed to be a home invasion by men dressed as security guards.
His body was found naked and handcuffed in a neighbour's yard and police believe he was killed trying to escape.
However, CTV News reports there's evidence Deering, who had been living in Costa Rica for eight years, may have been targeted by an investor after a deal went sour.
A private investigator told CTV News Deering is alleged to have been involved in scamming investors on deals involving pharmaceuticals and phony gold futures.
“I tend to believe that this was planned out in advance, this was directed right straight at Brad, for one reason or another," private eye Doug SmithRead More »from Ottawa upgrades travel advisory for Costa Rica after Canadian murdered