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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Man’s body found in illegally parked car

Police found the body of a man in car parked illegally in the affluent residential neighborhood of Montebello in Oslo late Thursday night. Residents in the area had notified police about the car earlier in the evening.

Because the notification seemed to involve a simple traffic violation, police didn’t make the call they received around 6pm a priority, and they first arrived at the scene around 9:30pm. The car was parked at the end of Sondreveien in the Montebello neighbourhood, and had been sitting there since Sunday night, prompting the call from neighours.

“Police sent to the scene found, after closer investigation, a dead man,” Hanne Kristin Rohde of the Oslo Police District told reporters Friday. Criminal technicians worked at the scene all night, she said.

VG Nett reported Friday that the car, a silver Volkswagen Passat station wagon, has been used by a Polish man in his 30s who had been reported missing by his wife Thursday night. VG also reported the man had been stabbed, but Oslo police declined comment on cause of death.

Police in Aurskog-Høland, east of Oslo, however, confirmed to Romerikes Blad that the car was used by a local man who moved from Poland to Norway with his wife in 2007 and to Akershus County in 2009. Police had released no official identification as of Friday afternoon.

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