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Serial Killers "Wild Bill" Holbert and Laura Michelle Reese Linked To Unsolved Murders in Costa Rica?

Expat Tales By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - In November 2007 authorities in Costa Rica discovered the bodied of an unidentified man who had been killed, and his body hidden under the cement slab of a house in the Puerto Viejo area of Costa Rica. This house - now known as the "Casa Siesta" - was rented by William Dathan Holbert and Laura Michelle Reese while they were living in the Playa Negra area of Puerto Viejo in Costa Rica. This house is used as a "vacation rental" - meaning the owner never sleeps there. This property, when available, is advertised via the Internet which fits with the modus operandi of "Wild Bill" Holbert and Laura Michelle Reese. So, it's a very good possibility that Holbert and Reese killed this man (whoever he is) and buried him under the house where they were renting in Costa Rica, which also fits with their modus operandi. The fact of the matter is - apparently Holbert and Reese were renting this house at the time when the body was buried. Maybe that explains why they were anxious to leave Costa Rica and to move to Bocas del Toro. The body was discovered after they had left the area, and apparently the OIJ in Costa Rica never solved this case. The next question is - where are Stacie and Allen Duckworth - the couple from Texas who owned the restaurant in Costa Rica then known as "La Terraza". They supposedly sold this bar for $75,000 dollars, and moved to Bocas del Toro with William Dathan Holbert and Laura Michelle Reese. However, they apparently never showed up in Bocas del Toro, and according to their real estate agent in Costa Rica, immediately after moving from Costa Rica, all of their email accounts suddenly and mysteriously went inactive. With this new information - the total number of victims might have just grown by at least three. And another thing - the OIJ in Costa Rica has apparently not talked to anyone on any of this yet. (more)

Costa Rican Sources Emerging: I have been contacted by a source from Costa Rica who has lived there for years. When they were living in Costa Rica, during 2006 and 2007, William Dathan Holbert and Laura Michelle Reese were going by the names of "Bill and Michelle." Some people knew Holbert as "Big Bill" or "Body Builder Bill." My source - who has asked to not be identified - met "Bill and Michelle" at the Arrecife restaurant in the Punta Uva area - South of Puerto Viejo and Playa Cocles. My source said "I instantly didn't like him and knew he was dangerous." Holbert supposedly said he was a writer and he spoke about money he supposedly had in the Cayman Islands. Holbert had a draft of a book he was writing which featured as its central character described as a "big, charming, intimidating guy" obviously based on Holbert himself.

Spouting Nazi Racist Crap in Costa Rica: According to this source, Holbert immediately turned everyone off at the bar because "he was always talking Nazi crap and how 'right' Hitler was." As for the woman at his side, Laura Michelle Reese ("Michelle" in Costa Rica) she would apparently "try to get Bill to bash anyone who disagreed with her." During their last few months in Costa Rica, Holbert and Reese spoke frequently of their plans to move to Bocas del Toro in Panama.

La Terrazza" Restuarant: A couple from Texas known as Stacie and Allen Duckworth were the owners of this bar. They purchased the bar for $40,000 dollars when it "wasn't much." They fixed it up, put some money into it, and started to run it as their primary business. Before moving to the area of Puerto Viejo, Holbert and Reese had been living in San Jose, where Holbert's primary gig was quickly buying used cars and selling them for a profit. They later moved to this area of Costa Rica and befriended Stacie and Allen Duckworth. Before too long Holbert and Reese were at the bar all the time, working behind the bar, fixing things up, "helping out" and acting as if they were the owners (sound familiar?) So the story goes, Holbert supposedly had $60,000 saved up, and the Duckworth's were going to sell their bar and all four of them were going to move to Bocas del Toro together. However, apparently Holbert and Reese showed up by themselves. What ever happened to Stacie and Allen Duckworth from Texas? That's an open question at this point.

Where Are They? If you know Stacie and Allen Duckworth of Texas - who were living in the area of Puerto Viejo in Costa Rica in 2007 - and if you know where they are, please have them contact me immediately. Call US phone number (845) 514-9893, my cell phone in Panama 24/7 country code (507) 6614-0451 or send an email to don@panama-guide.com. If these people are fine then I want to know about that ASAP. I still want to talk to them, about their relationship with Holbert and Reese. However, if these people are missing then that's even more important. They could very well have ended up as yet more victims of these serial killers. The name of the bar might be wrong, because it has since changed ownership and names several times, but it was located at "Playa Cocles right next to the Rio Negro and Margarita Road."

Here We Go Again: Ready for round 2? As I have suspected from the very start, it now looks like this case is going to take a whole new, even more sinister turn. I'll be providing more information as it becomes available. Right now, the focus should be on finding Stacie and Allen Duckworth from Texas.

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

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