Police have no new evidence and admit they’re no closer to a breakthrough in the case involving Sigrid Giskegjerde Schjetne, the 16-year-old Oslo girl who disappeared August 4 and was found murdered in a forest a month later. Results of her autopsy, released this week, were inconclusive.
Two men arrested in the case were ordered held for another four weeks, two of them in full isolation. One of the men, age 64, has demanded to be set free while his lawyer claims there’s no concrete evidence against him. The other suspect, age 37, has a history of psychiatric problems and police claim they can link him to Schjetne’s disappearance.
Police concede, though, that it can take a long time before they get answers from technical analysis of evidence collected at the scenes of Schjetne’s disappearance at Østensjø on Oslo’s east side, at the place where her body was found at Kolbotn, about 15 kilometers farther south, and at addresses linked to both suspects.
The long-awaited autopsy report gave few answers itself but ruled out Schjetne’s death being caused by a car accident. One theory police have been working with is that she was either accidentally or intentionally run over by a car driven by one of the suspects, that she was injured and later killed, and that her body was then hidden in the woods.
Police believe they’re still on the right track with their investigation, but it may not be completed until next spring.