by Russ McSpadden / Earth First! Newswire
Jairo Mora Sandoval, a 26 year-old sea turtle conservationist and activist, was murdered late last week in Costa Rica. According to news reports from Central America, Sandoval and four other sea turtle volunteers, including three American women and a woman from Spain, were kidnapped on Thursday, May 30, by armed men.
Sandoval was found tied up, beaten and shot dead in the head on the beach the following day. The four volunteers had escaped or been released.
Initial reports on the police investigation point to the murders being poachers after sea turtle eggs.
Sandoval is yet another in a long list of fallen warriors murdered for defending life on Earth.