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Data in Murder Case Analyzed Today

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Data in Murder Case Analyzed Today

Red Kia Rio.

The Kia Rio whose travels in the morning of January 14 remain a mystery. Photo: Reykjavík Metropolitan Police/Facebook.

Today, the investigation of the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir, the 20-year-old woman whose body was found in Reykjanes on Sunday, will focus on reviewing data the police have gathered since she went missing on January 14, RÚV reports.

The two suspects in police custody won’t be interrogated today. They were interrogated yesterday and the day before, one day each, one of them well into last evening.

Chief Superintendent Grímur Grímsson would not inform reporters last night about what the latest interrogations have revealed, but admitted that neither suspect had confessed. Earlier in the day, he told reporters that the police were convinced Birna’s shoes, found Monday, January 16, by Hafnarfjörður harbor, had been planted there on purpose. Whether that was done to deceive the police was yet to be found out. Snow on the shoes’ soles surprised investigators, since there was no snow in the capital area the morning she disappeared.

It was confirmed yesterday that the body discovered on the south shore of Reykjanes peninsula Sunday is that of Birna. An autopsy also confirmed that she had been murdered. Police have declined to reveal how she was killed or whether a weapon was used.

Birna is believed to have been picked up by the suspects in their rental car in downtown Reykjavík at about 5:30 am on January 14 and driven to Hafnarfjörður. The police have yet to find out where one of the suspects drove the car, a red Kia Rio, between the hours of 7 am and 11 am that morning. If you have information about the car, pictured above, during those hours, please contact the police at +354 444-1000 or send them a Facebook message, or send an email to [email protected].

The two suspects, Greenlanders in their twenties, who were crew members of the trawler Polar Nanoq, will remain in police custody until February 2nd.

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