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US woman found of knife wounds dead in Costa Rica

  • In this Sept. 2015 photo, U.S. citizen Sondra Lynn poses for a photo in Florida. Lynn who organized volunteer medical missions in Central America was found stabbed to death on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in the capital of Costa Rica. Police say the body was found on a bed at a San Jose hotel. (Vida Volunteer Travel via AP)

    In this Sept. 2015 photo, U.S. citizen Sondra Lynn poses for a photo in Florida. Lynn who organized volunteer medical missions in Central America was found stabbed to death on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in the capital of Costa Rica. Police say the body was found on a bed at a San Jose hotel. (Vida Volunteer Travel via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this June, 2014 photo, U.S. citizen Sondra Lynn, center, poses with unidentified fellow volunteers in Costa Rica. Lynn, who organized volunteer medical missions in Central America, was found stabbed to death on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in the capital of Costa Rica. Police say her body was found on a bed at a San Jose hotel. (Vida Volunteer Travel via AP)

    In this June, 2014 photo, U.S. citizen Sondra Lynn, center, poses with unidentified fellow volunteers in Costa Rica. Lynn, who organized volunteer medical missions in Central America, was found stabbed to death on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in the capital of Costa Rica. Police say her body was found on a bed at a San Jose hotel. (Vida Volunteer Travel via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A U.S. woman who organized volunteer medical missions in Central America has been found stabbed to death in the capital of Costa Rica.

Police say the body of 45-year-old Sondra Lynn was found on a bed at a San Jose hotel.

The Vida Volunteer organization she founded identified her as Sondra Lynn Elizondo.

The organization based in Merritt Island, Florida, helps provide health and veterinary care in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Her body was found Thursday. Police gave no immediate information on a possible motive in the killing.

Vida Volunteer said she was a social worker and Minnesota native who currently resided in Florida.