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, […]

Kidnappers offer to prove Hagen is alive

Criminals claiming to have abducted the wife of a wealthy Norwegian businessman are now offering to prove she’s still alive. The family has had a new round of contact revealed this week. Police and the family of Anne-Elisabeth Hagen are extremely careful with what information they dislose to the media. Police said earlier this week […]

Kidnappers took contact again

Police announced Monday that there has been new contact between the Hagen family of Lørenskog and those who claim to have kidnapped the family’s matriarch, 68-year-old Anne-Elisabeth Hagen. She disappeared from the home where she lived with her wealthy husband Tom Hagen on October 31. “A new message has arrived, directed at the family and […]

Kidnappers finally sent a message

The family of a 68-year-old Norwegian woman who disappeard last autumn has finally received a message from those who claim to have kidnapped her. They used the same digital platform as earlier, but failed to offer any proof that she’s still alive. Police believe Anne-Elisabeth Hagen, married to wealthy Norwegian investor Tom Hagen, was abducted […]

Still no contact from woman’s kidnappers

There still haven’t been any signs of life from Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the 68-year-old wife of wealthy Norwegian investor Tom Hagen. Police still believe she was kidnapped from the Hagen’s home in Fjellhamar, but there’s been no contact from any alleged kidnappers. Police had hoped that when they finally went public with the case last […]

Tips pour in from public in kidnapping case

Police have received more than 600 tips from the public regarding the mysterious disappearance and suspected kidnapping of the wife of a wealthy Norwegian investor. Many of the tips involve where the alleged kidnappers may be hiding her. Anne-Elisabeth Hagen disappeared on October 31 from the home in Fjellhamar that she shared with her husband […]

Kidnapping silence spurs media debate

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norwegian police said Friday that they’ve received more than 250 tips from the public in the two days since they finally confirmed the suspected kidnapping 10 weeks ago of a wealthy investor’s wife. Norwegian media outlets that were aware of the case stayed silent, too, but now both the police and the media […]

Kidnapping shocks ‘naive’ Norwegians

“Norwegians are naive when it comes to their own security,” claimed a former police investigator to newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN), after the kidnapping of a wealthy Norwegian’s wife was finally made public this week. Security consultant Johnny Brenna said he’s only surprised that such kidnappings haven’t occurred earlier, while others including potential targets don’t want […]

Victim’s family won’t pay out ransom

The Oslo lawyer representing the family of kidnapped Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen said Wednesday afternoon that they had followed police advice and would not meet ransom demands. They instead want confirmation from her abductors that she’s alive and well, and are then “prepared to go into a process” to get her safely home. Lawyer Svein Holden, […]

Former hostage glad to be back home

Kjartan Sekkingstad, the man from Norway’s west coast who was seized by a guerrilla group in the Philippines last year, landed back in Oslo on Friday following his release last weekend. Sekkingstad said he’d been through “a year in terror.” The 57-year-old former hostage, who already has profusely thanked officials in the Philippines for helping […]