Police struggle with murder-kidnapping case

Crime experts think police in Lørenskog northeast of Oslo are struggling with their investigation into the disappearance of Anne-Elisabeth Hagen, wife of billionaire Tom Hagen in October 2018. He was charged, arrested and held in custody for 10 days but has since been released, as has a 32-year-old man arrested late last week. Norway’s Supreme […]

High court allows suspect’s release

UPDATED: The drama around billionaire murder suspect Tom Hagen rose yet again on Friday, when Norway’s Supreme Court allowed his release from police custody. Police, meanwhile, arrested a second suspect earlier in the day and also charged him with the murder or contributing to the murder of Hagen’s missing wife Anne-Elisabeth Hagen. The 70-year-old Tom […]

Murder suspect appeals custody

UPDATED: Tom Hagen, the billionaire Norwegian businessman charged with murdering his wife and making it look like a kidnapping, is appealing a local court’s order that he be held in custody for at least four weeks while police continue their investigation. Hagen strongly denies any involvement in his wife’s disappearance 18 months ago, while his high-profile defense […]

‘Kidnapping’ results in murder charges

UPDATED: Norwegian police carried out what can only be called a sensational arrest Tuesday morning, seizing the wealthy husband of alleged kidnapping victim Anne-Elisabeth Hagen. She disappeared from the couple’s home northeast of Oslo in October 2018, and now her husband Tom Hagen has been charged with her murder. Newspaper VG reported that police used […]

Still no arrests in kidnapping case

It’s been a year since the wife of a wealthy Norwegian businessman disappeared from their home northeast of Oslo. Police continue to investigate the case as a kidnapping, while Anne-Elisabeth Hagen’s family clings to hopes that she’s still alive. “The family keeps hoping but they don’t know whether Anne-Elisabeth is still alive,” said the family’s […]

Shoe print offers lead in kidnapping probe

Footprints made with a shoe sold at Spar Kjøp stores in Norway have given police their latest lead in the disappearance of a wealthy investor’s wife last fall. They still think, however, that Anne-Elisabeth Hagen died during an alleged kidnapping attempt. Hagen disappeared from her family’s home in Lørenskog on October 31 last year. A […]

Theories clash in kidnapping case

Is Anne-Elisabeth Hagen dead or alive? Her family’s hopes for the latter reportedly have risen, following new contact with Hagen’s alleged captors, but police still think a kidnapping last October was rigged to hide her murder, and that there’s “little probability” she’s still alive. The different positions were made clear on Tuesday, when police and […]

‘Kidnapping’ may have masked murder

Norwegian police are no longer sure that the still-missing wife of a wealthy Norwegian businessman was actually kidnapped last autumn. Now they think a ransom note found at the couple’s home was left to mask her murder. Police said at a press conference Wednesday that they now have new information about where the paper used […]

Kidnapping probe ‘enters new phase’

Police in Lørenskog northeast of Oslo say they’ve entered “a new phase” of the investigation into the disappearance and suspected kidnapping of a wealthy man’s wife eight months ago. They’d earlier asked for another NOK 18 million because of extraordinary expenses tied to the probe. Anne-Elisabeth Hagen, age 69, disappeared from the home she shared […]

Kidnapping victim feared dead

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, […]