A woman in her late 60s and her two grown daughters were found dead in the apartment they shared at Romsås on Oslo’s east side late last week. No one had seen them since late last summer, about the time police think they died.
Police forced their way into the apartment after city officials and neighbours became alarmed. “When police entered the apartment, they found the women dead with no sign of anything suspicious,” Kjetil Moen of the Oslo Police District told state broadcaster NRK on Monday. “Everything seemed peaceful and orderly in the apartment. There were no signs of any violence or criminal activity.”
The bodies of the mother and her daughters, one in her 20s and the other in her 30s, were sent for autopsy. “We don’t have a cause of death and we can’t rule anything out,” Moen said. “It could have been poisoning or illness.”
Neighours described the family as “isolated” and said they seemed to prefer “keeping to themselves.” All were Norwegian citizens but are believed to have immigrated from Africa. Moen said they had not sought help from the public sector, “even though they may have had a need for it.”
None had a police record. Police have been in contact with the estranged father of the two sisters. “He hadn’t had any contact with the family for a long time,” Moen said.