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Body Discovered in Grafarvogur, Reykjavík Yesterday

The Capital Area Police was notified yesterday after a body was discovered in the Grafarvogur neighbourhood of Reykjavík. A detective with the Capital Area Police told DV.is that it was too early to say whether something criminal had occurred.

Too early to comment

Yesterday, DV.is reported that a body had been discovered at Gufunesvegur in the Grafarvogur neighbourhood of Reykjavík. DV spoke with Grímur Grímsson, Chief Superintendent of the Investigative Department of the Capital Area Police, who confirmed the discovery.

The body was found in an area near public housing – five small cottages – intended for individuals struggling with addiction. Grímur stated that he was unable to comment further on the discovery; the matter was under investigation, and it was too early to say whether anything criminal had taken place.

Considerable activity at the scene

According to a tip received from a DV reader, there was considerable police activity at the scene, and the news agency estimated that fifteen police officers, including the forensics department, were at work there yesterday.

Fréttablaðið quotes residents of the cottages as saying that the police did not intervene further after the body was found. The body was discovered on the street in front of the cottages.

“There were ten, fifteen cops here, but I slept through it,” Máni Jökull Karlsson, a resident of one of the cottages on Gufunesvegur, told Fréttablaðið yesterday. “What is one supposed to think? There are only five cottages here. The police didn’t blame me – which is what they usually do. When Friðfinnur disappeared, they made a special trip to the cottages. I missed the scene this morning, but I was told that it was quite the operation.”

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