Police have launched a murder investigation after the remains of a person were found in a smoldering fire on the side of a forest road in the mountains at Hafjell, a popular ski resort in the winter months. Local police have called for reinforcements from the national crime investigation unit Kripos in Oslo.
Police said they received a call around noon on Thursday “from a private person … who observed smoke from an area below Hunderseterveien in Øyer.” The scene of the alleged crime was described as around 200 meters below Hunderseterveien, along a forest road.
They said the fire was contained to a “small, limited area.” The human remains were found after the fire was extinguished.
Police said they couldn’t provide any details about the age of sex of the dead person. Other evidence was collected at the scene, but they wouldn’t initially reveal more information “out of consideration for the investigation.”
The remains of the body have been sent to the forensic medical institute (Rettsmedisinsk institutt) in Oslo for autopsy and identification. Police said they had no suspects.