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Police Custody of Suspect Extended by Two Weeks

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Police Custody of Suspect Extended by Two Weeks

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Police custody of the man suspected in the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir has been extended by two weeks, RÚV reports. He will be held in isolation. That was confirmed by Chief Prosecutor Jón H.B. Snorrason.

The 20-year-old Birna Brjánsdóttir disappeared on January 14. Her body was found on the south coast of Reykjanes peninsula on January 22. Two men were arrested, suspected in her death, both of them crew members of the trawler Polar Nanoq from Greenland. One of them will be released today.

Jón would neither discuss the investigation with RÚV nor answer whether a confession has been made. He did say, however, that the suspect to be released today had been brought before a judge at 2:45 pm to confirm the testimony he had given when interrogated by police.

Chief Superintendent Grímur Grímsson told RÚV that the man about to be released would not be subjected to a travel ban. RÚV believes that to indicate he is unlikely to be charged in the case.

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