Pregnant jogger on vacation – abducted and killed in Puerto Rico

February 5, 2009

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A pregnant American tourist Sara Kuszak was murdered Wednesday after she was grabbed during a morning jog. After being stuffed into the trunk of a car, she made a desperate call for help, but an hour later, was found dead with her throat slashed. The car was located because the FBI picked up a signal from the victim’s cell phone, which he was carrying, investigating officer Arsenio Rodriguez said.

Based on Kuszak’s description of her kidnapper’s car, police arrested a local man whose clothing was covered with blood. He was not immediately charged. Police found Kuszak’s partially clothed body in a field.

The suspect told police that he was covered with blood because his brother owns horses and one of them had been cut, Rodriguez said.  DNA testing should quickly test that alibi.

“He saw the woman and kidnapped her,” said Lt. Angel Ocasio. “He didn’t take anything. He stole her life.”

Kuszak’s fiance had called the FBI, but the department turned the case over to local police.

Kuszak, who arrived Tuesday night in Puerto Rico, where she met up with her fiance and several friends, was five months pregnant.


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