The body of William Sean ‘Tony’ Creighton, the founder of 5Dimes, has been found in a Costa Rican cemetery, one year after his abduction. ESPN reported that his body was found on Monday, near Quepos, a small Costa Rican town on Pacific Coast. A cause of death is still unknown.
Creighton, who was 43 years old, has gone missing in September 2018. Since there was no information about his disappearance, the speculation began that he was kidnapped for ransom. Some theories even said that he staged his own disappearance for reasons unknown.
5Dimes tried to control the situation and stop the panic among the customers, issuing a statement saying that everything is going as planned despite this incident.
Soon, the reports of Creighton’s body remains started appearing, but Costa Rica law enforcement never confirmed it, until recently of course. In January, 12 individuals were arrested in Costa Rica and Spain for suspected involvement in this case.
The kidnappers demanded $5m in Bitcoin to release Creighton. His wife raised $1m on such short notice and sent the sum to the kidnappers. The authorities traced these transactions and managed to identify the suspects from Spain and Costa Rica.
In April, three suspects were sent from Spain to Costa Rica to be interrogated. Although not charged yet, these individuals will be prosecuted the moment the case is finalized against them.
The Costa Rican authorities haven’t revealed yet how they found Creighton’s body. Guided by certain Costa Rican reports, ESPN announced that Creighton’ body was found one week earlier. Diario Extra, local tabloid, said that two local traffic cops set up a checkpoint to pull over Creighton’s vehicle after he left the office the night he was abducted.