Spouse of Norwegian tycoon is probably going useless after pretend abduction, cops say

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A Norwegian tycoon’s spouse who was believed to have been kidnapped eight months in the past was probably killed, in accordance with police, who mentioned it’s doable her abduction was staged to cover her demise.

Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, who’s married to actual property developer Tom Hagen, was reported lacking Oct. 31 from the couple’s residence east of Oslo the place a ransom notice was found.

Authorities initially zeroed in on the ransom calls for however mentioned Wednesday they modified their “essential speculation” because of the lack of contact with the supposed kidnappers.

The alleged abductors had requested for a ransom of 9 million euros ($10.2 million), to be paid in cryptocurrency, however used a method of digital communication that was not answerable.

“The probably (situation) is that she has been uncovered to a severe crime however we contemplate it much less probably that we face abduction with an financial motive,” chief police investigator Tommy Broeske mentioned. “The primary speculation has been modified to that she has been killed.”

Broeske added they “can’t exclude a staged kidnapping to cover” a homicide practically eight months in the past.

The lacking girl’s husband was ranked No. 172 on an inventory of Norway’s wealthiest individuals revealed by Kapital journal. He was estimated to have a fortune of 1.7 billion kroner ($200 million) in 2018.

With Submit wires

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