Man charged with murdering his wife at a campground

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Police in Helgeland, Northern Norway, have charged a 60-year-old man with murdering his 59-year-old wife at a campground in the coastal town of Nesna over the weekend. On Tuesday he was ordered held in custody for at least four weeks, while police continued to investigate.

The woman’s body was found at the Havblikk campground in Nesna on Saturday, after the man himself called police saying he’d found his wife dead. A preliminary autopsy report released Sunday indicated the woman died of heart failure but police said they received information that prompted them to review the case more closely. Her husband was subsequently charged with premeditated murder.

He claims innocence but was ordered held in custody in full isolation for the next two weeks. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that neighbouring campers have told police they heard loud quarreling from the couple’s camping van late Friday night. Police wouldn’t comment.

newsinenglish.no staff