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Murder case stumps investigators

Police still haven’t made any arrests in the murder last month of 30-year-old Jonas Aarseth Henriksen, who ran a small drilling and concrete company in Hønefoss. Henriksen had earlier reported receiving a series of threats over the past two years, and that he didn’t know why or who was behind them.

Henriksen was found dead in his car on August 17, near a remote cabin (hytte) in a forest at Nes in Årdal, north of Hønefoss. TV2 reported that Henriksen, who’d reportedly been called out on a job that morning, had sent his position earlier in the day to a friend, who grew concerned when he couldn’t make contact with Henriksen later. The friend and two others drove out to the area, where they found Henriksen’s body and called police.

The threats against Henriksen began when his business and a friend’s motor home parked outside it were set on fire in July 2021. Police investigated but charges against two suspects were dropped. In June Henriksen wrote about the various threats and an “escalation” of them on social media and asked for help, even sharing his own surveillance video showing a man wandering around his new residence in Tønsberg. He also told his story to producers of a crime podcast, claiming 14 incidents of vandalism, harassment and threats since March of this year.

Even after his death, someone tagged several sites in Hønefoss with the words “Tyster (Squealer) Jonas.” Police have launched a full murder investigation and confirmed collecting evidence around the area where Henriksen’s body was found, but have been reluctant to release further details.

NewsinEnglish.no staff

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