Body found in Costa Rica identified as that of Hallandale Beach woman

American Carla Stefaniak had been vacationing with her sister-in-law in Costa Rica

Espinoza said all data gathered indicates the body is Stefaniak's; however, investigators are waiting to compare fingerprints from the body with Federal Bureau of Investigation records and noted dental and DNA records may be used to definitively identify the body as Stefaniak if fingerprints are not conclusive.

We have spoken to Airbnb officials, who say they have reached out to both Carla's family as well as the FBI, OIJ and the local embassy.

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Martinez was staying in Apartment 7 and Stefaniak was in Apartment 8, where blood was found, Espinoza said.

Stefaniak's sister-in-law was in Costa Rica celebrating Stefaniak's birthday but returned to Florida the day before.

Her last known communication came on November 27 when she told friends and family that the power in her rental was going in and out.

That led them to search the area around the department, where the bound the body, which was covered with plastic bags.

A Facebook page that is being updated by a family friend says relatives have not identified the remains. They added later that the body was found about 300 meters away from the apartment complex. When that final phone call to a friend abruptly ended November 27, friends and family initially chalked it up to bad weather or a broken phone, but Jaime said Stefaniak always traveled with her iPhone, iPad and computer. According to a timeline provided to NBC News, Stefaniak told a friend online that the power to her Airbnb cut out amid heavy rains.

Martinez was reportedly staying in the room next to Stefaniak and gave contradictory statements when questioned by police.

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Costa Rica's government spokesperson Walter Espinoza said the guard was identified as 32-year-old Bismarck Espinosa Martinez, a Nicaraguan who immigrated to Costa Rica in June. "We want the world to know that we will never forget Carla".

In a Facebook post Tuesday, Carla Stefaniak's family said they are heading to the morgue view the body.

So Stefaniak dropped off the rental vehicle and Antonieta at the airport, then ordered an Uber to take her to her AirBnB where she planned to stay until her flight the next day.

Authorities are waiting for autopsy results, which could be released Tuesday. "We checked her email and she did not take an Uber at 5.10am".

Authorities found Stefaniak's body around noon Monday in a wooded area of the San Jose neighborhood of San Antonio de Escazu.

Burton added: "For nearly six days to go by and no contact, she would have to have been abducted".

Costa Rican authorities also revealed more about events leading up to Stefaniak's disappearance. I started sending her birthday messages and no-one had heard from her at all.

The night before her flight, Stefaniak took an Uber ride around the town and then was dropped off at an Airbnb.

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