Nicaragua arrests man in Wyoming woman's killing

By: AP
By: AP

Managua, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaraguan authorities say they have arrested a man who confessed to robbing and killing a Wyoming woman found dead this week near a beach in northern Nicaragua.

National Police official Glenda Zavala says Fernando Aburto told investigators he strangled 37-year-old Karen Colclough and stole her camera.

Zavala said Wednesday that Aburto came across Colclough as she was taking pictures near the hotel where she was staying at Montelimar beach, in the northern province of Matagalpa.

Colclough's body was found Monday in a mountainous area near the hotel.

She was in Nicaragua with her church group, according to Agros International, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that the church group was working with to help families in villages in the Matagalpa region.

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