A preliminary autopsy report conducted on the body of a woman found dead in the Glomma River over the weekend was confirmed on Tuesday as that of Janne Jemtland, a 36-year-old mother of two from Brumunddal in Hedmark County. Her husband has been charged with her pre-meditated murder.
He had reported her missing two days after she was last seen leaving a holiday party with him on December 29th. Her body was found in the icy waters of the river at Våler, quite a distance from their home and 15 days later.
Norway’s TV2 also reported Tuesday that Jemtland’s husband was convicted of having kicked and beaten an immigrant to Norway in 1991. He has also been convicted for theft and for destroying an item owned by someone else.
He remains in full isolation after having been ordered held in custody for at least four weeks while police continue to investigate Jemtland’s death. He led police to the area where they found her body but has denied killing her himself. Police told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK), however, that they have no other suspects in the murder case and believe he acted alone. Their children were placed in state-supervised care after the tragedy that has severely shaken the small, mostly rural community where they lived.