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U.S. aid worker found naked and stabbed to death in hotel room after her jealous young toyboy flew into a rage

By Mason White 3:07 PM December 13, 2015
Sondra Lynn Elizondo 

By: Chan Yuan
Police in Costa Rica, are investigating the death of a U.S. aid worker.

Sondra Lynn Elizondo from Merritt Island, Florida, who helped people in Central America get medical care, was allegedly stabbed to death in a hotel room by her jealous younger lover, police said.

The body of the 46-year-old woman was found naked by a hotel employee at the Casa 69 hotel in the district of San Jose. Elizondo was stabbed at least five times, with wounds to her neck and face, police said.

Police are looking for the suspect, who was described as her lover and is 15 years younger than Elizondo. The unidentified man allegedly fled the scene in a taxi.

Friends told investigators that the alleged killer was an extremely jealous man who “never let her speak to anybody.”

Elizondo is a divorced mother of a teenage boy and girl, who was the director and co-founder of VIDA Volunteers, an organization that set up medical and dental clinics in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala.

Police said that they are reviewing security cameras for evidence of the crime.