Police confirmed a body found in Trondheim’s Nidelva river on Tuesday was Vibeche Sofie Falck Danielsen, who’d been missing for five days. Two people were charged with murder or being an accessory to murder, and two others were charged with destruction of evidence.
Divers found Danielsen’s body on the riverbed under boats moored at a floating dock opposite the Royal Garden, reported Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). Police, fire and coast guard officers had searched the river after the 48-year-old’s boyfriend reported her missing last Thursday.
On Thursday morning police received reports of an injured woman in an apartment. When they reached the apartment it was empty, but officers found blood at the scene.
Police had charged the accused before the autopsy confirmed Danielsen’s identity. “We conducted an autopsy last night, and what emerged did not result in any changes to the charges,” superintendent Geir Ole Momyr told NRK on Wednesday. He did not give any details about how Danielsen died.
Police continued conducting interviews, forensic testing and reviewing evidence on Wednesday and Thursday, and called for any witnesses to come forward.