Missing woman’s husband charged with murder

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Police in Rogaland County have ruled out an accident in their investigation into the disappearance of a 36-year-old woman in the small West Coast community of Forsand just before Easter. Now they’ve charged her 34-year-old husband with murder.

Police told reporters at a press conference Tuesday morning that there’s little if any indication that the missing woman, Agnes Elisabeth Müller, left Forsand voluntarily, committed suicide or was the victim of an accident. She was last seen at the Oanes ferry pier at around 11pm on Wednesday night, April 16, and police are seeking more information from anyone who took the ferry or was around the ferry pier at the time of Müller’s disappearance.

The charges filed Monday against her husband were based on “technical evidence” and “inconsistent clarifications” during questioning. He faced a custody hearing at the Jæren  court on Tuesday.

Both he and the missing woman are German citizens but have lived in Norway for several years and have two children. The husband’s defense attorney said his client was “quite surprised” that he’d been charged “and is of course extremely frustrated.” He denies guilt.

newsinenglish.no staff