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Did You Show "Wild Bill" and Jane Cortez Your Home?

Expat Tales By DON WINNER for - Here's one that will keep you up at night. Since I broke this whole story about serial killers "Wild Bill" and Jane Cortez last week, I've received dozens of emails from people saying things like "holy crap - they came to my house - I was advertising it on the Internet and they wanted to see it..." I have heard from people all over Panama - Altos del Maria, Coronado, Volcan and Boquete, Cerro Azul - and the story is always the same. The current owner or seller is always a gringo. They advertised their property for sale on the Internet. They were contacted by "Wild Bill" and Jane who came to see the property.

Filtering For Victims: So far investigators know of at least seven properties that "Wild Bill" and Jane Cortez acquired by killing the previous owners in Panama. The fear is that there are probably more which have not yet been identified or reported. According to Panama's Deputy Attorney General Angel Calderon who is responsible for managing the investigation of this case on a national and international level, "if anyone has any information which could potentially lead us to other possible victims, I would ask those people to please come forward with that information immediately." "Wild Bil" and Jane Cortez were profiling their potential victims. They wanted people who were running from the law (like the Brown family) or who didn't have a wife or kids with them (like Bo Icelar.) They "screwed up" when they murdered Cher Hughes - which eventually lead to their arrest. (more)

Interesting Anecdotes - But Not Important: Now that these serial killers have been captured many people are more willing to talk than before. People are still very scared and nervous, and who wouldn't be when dealing with a pair of deadly psychopathic multinational serial killers. The authorities want information that will lead them to finding the bodies of the Brown family, as well as the two workers who are also missing. They want to know if there are any more victims out there. But, if you met these people, had a drink with them or whatever, then that's "low value" information at this point. Right now the focus is on the really big and important questions and not all of the "fill in the blank" details.

Disappearing Neighbors? No one ever filed a missing persons report for the Brown family. Someone supposedly filed a missing persons complaint for Bo Icelar, however I still have not seen that report, and the DIJ in Bocas del Toro said they don't have it, so now I'm starting to wonder if one was ever actually filed at all. If you know of anyone who just went missing one day, and the next day their property is all of a sudden "owned" by "Wild Bill" and Jane Cortez, then please let the authorities know. There are reportedly dozens of members of the community of English speaking expatriates missing in Costa Rica who have never been found. That's why "Wild Bill" and Jane Cortez could live as millionaires. They kill people, steal their property, sell it, and move on. Until yesterday, that is...

Copyright 2010 by Don Winner for Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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Did You Show \"Wild Bill\" and Jane Cortez Your Home?
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, July 28 2010 @ 06:56 am EDT

I didn't show them my house but I was going to show them my boat. I got lost on the way over and decided to just turn around and go back home. Looks like that was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.

Did You Show \"Wild Bill\" and Jane Cortez Your Home?
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, July 28 2010 @ 08:10 am EDT

I would think their attorney would be the perfect starting point??? There was absolutely NOTHING ethical about their performance in this triangle of terror!!! In fact, it looks totally possible the law firm could have prevented most, if not all, of the "kill for property" crime spree here in Panama... Why not get their records and start there???? With "Wild" Bill and Jane in custody there should not be an issue acquiring their paperwork... It seems to me that the law firm was actually involved and could be prosecuted along with "Wild" Bill and Jane, after all I'm sure they were paid handsomely for their part... They withheld information that could have alerted authorities before more loss of life... dah, they were the vehicle that allowed the killing to go on and on and on!!!!