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Three Suspects in Missing Person’s Case

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Three Suspects in Missing Person’s Case

Polar Nanoq.

Police officers boarding Polar Nanoq at midnight. Photo: Screenshot from RÚV.

Interrogation of the two men arrested by Icelandic police onboard the trawler Polar Nanoq from Greenland was completed by 8 am. A third crew member was arrested onboard the ship between 7 and 8 pm last night. All three are from Greenland. They are suspected of having information regarding the disappearance of the 20-year-old Icelandic woman, Birna Brjánsdóttir, who disappeared early Saturday morning.

The third man is now being interrogated.

Chief Superintendent Grímur Grímsson told RÚV, “I’ve been trying to avoid answering whether this is a criminal case or not. Of course it is; we are investigating whether Birna’s disappearance occurred in a punishable way.”

He finds it likely that police custody will be requested over the two men who have been interrogated.

Polar Nanoq reached harbor in Hafnarfjörður shortly after 11 pm last night. Numerous people had gathered by the harbor, but everyone behaved peacefully.

Police officers boarded the ship and shortly after midnight, three crew members were escorted by police into police cars and transported to the Reykjavík police station on Hverfisgata.

The ship, Grímur stated, is still under the command of Icelandic authorities. Investigation aboard has been completed, but Grímur would not reveal what result it had yielded. He declined to comment when asked whether the suspects had been cooperative.

Rescue workers are now focusing their search on an area on Strandarheiði, near Keilir mountain, on the Reykjanes peninsula. A sweater found near Hafnafjörður harbor the night before last was found not to be related to the case.

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