American found dead in Santa Clara hostel

A 31-year old American, Michael Allan Gimber Philips, was found dead in a hostel in Santa Clara Rio Hato in the province of Coclé the morning of Tuesday, June 27th.

The death, due to a punctured artery according to a police source, is believed to be from the injection of an illicit substance. Syringes were found at the scene and the body’s arm wounded.

According to a witness, the man arrived back at the hostel the previous night around 11:00 p.m after falling fallen the man got up and sat in a recliner. He was found in the chair the next morning.