Kidnapping victim feared dead

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Her family refuses to give up hope, but the lack of any sign of life from suspected kidnapping victim Anne Elisabeth Hagen raises concerns she’s been killed. Police now suspect the 69-year-old wife of one of Norway’s wealthiest men may be dead.

It’s been four months since Hagen disappeared from the family’s home in Lørenskog, northeast of Oslo. Her husband Tom Hagen, who made a fortune in the electricity and real estate businesses, came home from work to find her missing. signs of a struggle in their home and a ransom note demanding EUR 9 million.

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, police said for the first time that they can’t rule out the possibility that Anne Elisabeth Hagen is dead, They point to how the alleged kidnappers, who have only communicated through a complex digital platform, have failed to respond to repeated requests for proof that she’s still alive.

“This is clearly worrisome,” police inspector Tommy Brøske told state broadcaster NRK. He raised the possibility that “something” could have happened to Hagen during her abduction. Her husband has refused to negotiate any ransom without proof she is alive and well.

newsinenglish.no staff