Police in Bergen were holding three men in custody on Wednesday, after the bodies of a man and woman were found in a popular recreational area at in the city’s Gullsfjell district. The victims also had police records, reports state broadcaster NRK.
Their bodies, a man in his 40s and a 29-year-old woman, were found after hikers called police to report the discovery of “bloody items” in the terrain near Gullsfjellsvegen at midday Monday. Two men linked to the couple were arrested at a public housing project that evening.
“The information we have in the case makes us believe that it’s most probable they have killed the two found dead,” prosecutor Inger-Lise Høyland told newspaper Bergens Tidende. A third man was arrested in an armed police operation on Tuesday at an address in Arna, outside Bergen. He’s also been charged with murder or as an accessory to murder.
Police wouldn’t reveal how the suspects were related to the man and woman who were found dead. Police also think they were killed at another location and their bodies transported to the Gullsfjell area. More than 30 people had been questioned as of Wednesday morning as the investigation continued.