On 21 November 2006, Doris Jimenez was raped and murdered in Sol Fashion, the clothing boutique she owned in San Juan del Sur. Jimenez, an attractive and well-liked 25-year-old woman, was last seen alive outside her store at 11.30am. At about 2pm a building watchman let himself into Jimenez’s store after noticing that, unusually, the shop was closed. He found Jimenez dead on the floor of the shop, her limbs tied together with bed sheets. She had been raped, sodomised, and suffocated. Screwed up paper and rags had been forced into her mouth, choking and killing her.