Walter Espinoza Espinoza, director of the OIJ who died this Wednesday, dedicated 32 years of his life to fighting crime.
During the more than three decades that he worked in the Public Ministry, he stood out for his commitment to combat organizations dedicated to committing crimes.
He entered the ranks of the Public Ministry in 1990: he was a prosecutor for 25 years and director of the OIJ for 7.
Between 2011 and 2015 he served as deputy prosecutor against Organized Crime.
He arrived at the Judicial Investigation Organism (OIJ) on December 1, 2015, when he was elected by the Full Court.
He was a resident of San Rafael de Heredia, he had been married since 1999 and had three children.
Walter Espinoza Espinoza passed away Wednesday night at the age of 54.
The death was reported by the OIJ Press Office around midnight. “We still cannot confirm the cause of death, but it seems to be natural causes,” said the department.
The tasks of the director will pass on an interim basis to Randall Zuñiga Lopez, current deputy director until the Full Court chooses the new hierarch.