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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Murder plot thickens in Stavern

Police in the historic coastal city of Stavern have confirmed that a body found near the sea and just farther north in Larvik last week is that of a woman missing since January. She’d been charged with killing her live-in partner, whose body had been found in their home.

An international warrant had been issued for the woman, who’d worked as a school teacher in Porsgrunn. A massive search for her was also conducted locally, but hindered by heavy snowfall in early January. Her body was found by a hiker along a coastal trail at Tenvikodden between Stavern and Larvik after the snow and ice had melted.

Her disappearance had raised questions that perhaps she’d also been killed, instead of being the one who killed her partner. Police reported that an autopsy and her clothing had confirmed her identity but they refused to comment further on preliminary autopsy results or her cause of death. That raises the possibility of a murder-suicide but police said they still needed to make a “thorough” evalution of the autopsy report in connection with their murder investigation, one of many involving partner murders just after New Year. staff



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