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Costa Rica police charge man in former Yukoner’s death

Police in Costa Rica have charged a man with murder in connection to the death of a former Yukoner.

Kimberly Blackwell found dead in her Costa Rica home in February

Police in Costa Rica have charged a man with murder in connection to the death of a former Yukoner.

Kimberly  Blackwell, 53, was beaten and shot at her home near the Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica last February.

Police have now arrested Jorge Enrique Flores Rojas, 36, in connection with her death.

So far, no date has been set for trial.

Blackwell, who was from Whitehorse, moved to Costa Rica 20 years ago. Her organic chocolate factory bordered the national park.

Her friends told CBC she was an animal-lover and had had confrontations with sloth poachers who crossed her property to hunt in the park.

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