A red Kia Rio car, the kind the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police have been looking for in connection with the case of a missing 20-year-old woman, has been found to be connected to a trawler from Greenland.
The trawler, Polar Nanoq, left harbor Saturday night. Vísir reports that the police requested a list of its crewmembers. The shoes of the missing girl, Birna Brjánsdóttir, were found close to where the trawler lay docked.
The red car was spotted by security cameras at Hafnarfjörður harbor between 6 and 6:30 on Saturday morning. Those who stepped out of the car are believed to be connected to the trawler.
Shortly before that, or at 5:50, records show Birna’s cell phone being connected to a cell phone tower on the street Flatahraun in Hafnarfjörður and then manually turned off.
Mbl.is reports that the Danish frigate Triton sailed toward Polar Nanoq where the trawler was on its way to Greenland. Triton was on its way to Greenland when it was contacted by the Icelandic police and asked to assist in a police operation. Eric Böttger, a public relations officer with the Danish Navy, told mbl.is, “The Icelandic police asked for the assistance of the operations management of the Danish Navy in the Greenland area at about 5-6 pm [Icelandic time].”
The trawler then turned around and is on its way back to Iceland. The chairman of the board of Polar Seafood, which owns the trawler, told mbl.is the crew was asked to turn around to Iceland, where they would have to be talked to.
Polar Nanoq is not expected to reach harbor in Iceland until late tomorrow night.
On the RÚV radio 10 pm news, Chief Superintendent Grímur Grímsson would not confirm there is a connection between the trawler and the missing girl’s case.