Costa Rican News Reports that Bristol Police Officer is Dead

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


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Richard Jean Georges

A report from the TICO Times claims that the missing Bristol, RI Police officer has been found dead.

Update Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.: Richard Jean-Georges was found dead off the coast of Jacó on Tuesday afternoon, according to Red Cross spokesman Freddy Roman. Costa Rican authorities are preparing to collect the body. 

A missing U.S. swimmer in the central Pacific Costa Rican beach town of Jacó has been identified as Patrol OfficerRichard Jean-Georges, from Bristol, Rhode Island, in the United States.

ABOUT THE TICO TIMES: The Tico Times is a daily English-language online newspaper based in San José, Costa Rica. Founded in 1956 by Elisabeth Dyer and a group of Lincoln School students, we offer a unique perspective on the news in Costa Rica, Central America and the world. For half a century The Tico Times established itself as the leading source of English-language news in the region, first as a weekly print newspaper, and later as a Web-only publication.

According to a statement issued earlier by the Bristol Police Department earlier today:

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