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Jeffrey A. Kline (Panama-guide.com)
2006 - March 7 - Illinois - Jeffrey A. Kline skips out of child support payments to his family.
Before he leaves the U.S. he transfers $107,040 dollars to a bank
in Costa Rica, into an account in his name.
Don Winner (Panama-guide.com)
"Right now the legal and judicial system in Illinois
lists Jeffery A. Kline as owing more than $70,000 dollars in back child
support payments. However according to his former spouse, when Kline
left the United States on 7 March 2006 he was actually up to date on his
child support payments. She said it was "hard to believe" that Jeff would
have just abandoned his children without sending any support to them.
Kline did cash out stocks, bonds, and an insurance policy and that's
how he gathered together the $107,040 dollars he transferred to a bank
account in his name in Costa Rica."
Kline apparently became aware investigators from the Illinois Attorney
Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) contacted the US
Embassy in Costa Rica to try to find Jeffrey Kline. (and his money)."
2006 - SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA - William Dathan Holbert aka WIlliam "Bill" Reese
& Laura Michelle Reese aka "Michelle Reese"
are living in San Jose. Holbert buys and sells used
2006 - February - Joe and Sue Freconna, from Cleveland, Ohio, purchase the
beachfront property "Casa Siesta." The couple spend most of
the year in the U.S. and the property is rented out.
April - The previous owner, a German engineer moves out.
2006 - "Bill & Michelle" Reese (Holbert & Reese) rent "Casa Siesta," a vacation
home, while they are living in the Playa Negra area of Puerto Viejo, Costa
Rica. Behind the home is a nice area of shrubbery and bushes. They've
rented Casa Siesta through a property management company.
Holbert and Reese sign a contract to rent the house for three months and pay
a deposit. They leave three weeks later.
Joseph & Sue Freconna "We never saw the couple who rented our house. By the
description of things it all seems to fit together perfectly.
Joseph Freconna "Greg told us about the couple. The guy who was renting the place,
his name was Bill. Greg said he was a really big guy, and he was
supposedly from Texas."
Don Winner "William Dathan Holbert has told many people in the Bocas del Toro area
of Panama that he was supposedly from Texas. And, while in Costa Rica
he was known by the nickname "Big Bill.
MAKING NEW "FRIENDS"
2007 - April - Jeffrey Kline rents a room from "Bill & Michelle."
Don Winner "Jeffery A. Kline met Holbert at a Best Western hotel in San Jose while
Holbert was on a trip there to buy a motorcycle. After Kline met Holbert,
he traveled to the area of Puerto Viejo, in the province of Limon on the
Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
Kline actually rented a room in the same house where Holbert was living
at the time, in late March and during the first week of April, 2007.
DEAD WITHIN A WEEK
Don Winner "When Kline rented the bedroom in that house in Puerto Viejo, he had
more than $100,000 in cash physically with him. Apparently he was
afraid that if he left the money in the bank investigators might seize
it to pay the $70,000 dollars in child support payments he owed to
his family back home.
Unfortunately for Kline, he ended up living under the same roof as
serial killer William Dathan Holbert.
Within a week, Kline was dead, Holbert had the money, and Kline's
body was buried under the house owned by Joseph and Sue Freconna
in Puerto Viejo."
2007 - June - A vehicle is registered in Kline's name.
Don Winner "According to Costa Rican authorities, someone using Jeffery A. Kline's name
registered a Land Rover in Jaco, Costa Rica.
Of course we now know that William Dathan Holbert and Laura Michelle Reese
killed Kline in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica in late April 2006, and they had his
documents and paperwork. Of course when Illinois investigators contacted the
US Embassy in Costa Rica, and Kline's former spouse learned that a vehicle
had been registered in his name, she simply assumed that he was living in Jaco,
Costa Rica at the time."
"Bill & Michelle skip out of Puerto Viejo in a hurry
Sue Freconna "They didn't even turn in the keys. They said they had some kind
of a huge family emergency back in the United States and they
had to leave immediately. They supposedly got an urgent phone
call and they went straight to the airport. They just called Gregory
Petin from the airport, said they were leaving, and that they would
not be back."
Don Winner "It is now known that in fact Holbert and Reese did not actually
leave Costa Rica at that time, and when they left from the Puerto Viejo
area in a hurry they actually just moved across the country to the Jaco
area on the Pacific side, where they stayed for at least two months before
they moved to Bocas del Toro in Panama."
2007 - February - Joe & Sue Freconna return to Puerto Viego and discover that
a concrete patio has been put down over the bushes and other
Sue Freconna "The discover of the makeshift patio immediately raised our
suspicions, leading us to contact a lawyer. The lawyer said
our imaginations were running wild with us. The incident was
2007 - November - The Freconna's are having a sunroom built at the rear of their
property. The concrete patio is being ripped up to make way
for the sunroom.
Workmen find a body wrapped in a plastic bag. Authorities
are notified and they respond to Casa Siesta.
The Judicial Investigating Organization reports that the man's
remains wears a gold chain necklace and a diamond ring. They
hope the jewelry will assist in solving the man's identity.
After William Holbert & Laura Reese left Costa Rica, they moved to Panama, the
Bocas del Toro region. There they began killing expats and taking over their
personal possessions, companies and properties. That is, until they killed one
expat who's friends and family refused to stop searching for answers.
As a result, Donald "Don" Winner of Panamaguide.com became interested in
what was happening in the area to the expats and the activities of "Wild Bill"
Cortez and his wife Jena or Jean Cortez. Winner wrote about the Cortezes
and the disappearances of Michael, Watson and Nan Brown, Bo Icelar aka
Bo Yancy, and Cheryl "Cher" Hughes Werle.
Once the authorities got involved a search for answers began and the bodies
of those five persons were found on the former Brown property, shot to death
SKIPPING OUT - AGAIN
William Holbert & Laura Reese had been hiding out in Costa Rica and decided when
things got too hot, to skip on over to Nicaragua illegally after stealing a boat to do so.
They were met by National Police dressed entirely in black and holding lethal weapons
pointed directly at the two fugitives.
They were extradited to Panama where they await trial.
2010 - August - Jeffrey A. Kline's remains are identified?
Don Winner "First of all, regarding DNA samples and the identification of Jeffery A. Kline
in Costa Rica. I was under the impression that the FBI had requested DNA
samples from Kline's siblings, and I now understand that is not the case.
In fact, the FBI obtained Jeffery Kline's fingerprints from legal authorities in
the state of Illinois, and provided them to Costa Rican authorities as early
as 26 August 2010. Supposedly investigators from the Organization of
Judicial Investigation (OIJ) in Costa Rica took the fingerprints from the body
they recovered from the house in Playa Negra in November 2007, and were
going to use the prints to confirm or deny that the body belonged to Jeffery
A. Kline. However, as far as I know they still have not made that determination."