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Evidence Supports Suspicions of Hit-and-Run Case

Fibers from the clothes of the four-year-old boy killed in a hit-and-run accident in Keflavík, southwest Iceland, on November 30 were found on the vehicle belonging to the main suspect, who continues to maintain his innocence.

The Sudurnes police department, which has jurisdiction where the accident occurred, is being assisted by the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and the technological department of the Norwegian police, in its investigation of the case, Fréttabladid reports.

The Norwegian police were able to match the fibers on the car with the clothing the boy was wearing at the time of the accident.

The man suspected of having caused the accident has been in police custody since December 2, and was supposed to be released on Thursday last week, but the custody was prolonged until yesterday.

Sudurnes Police requested their custody be extended by four weeks, which the Reykjanes District Court rejected yesterday. The court issued instead an injunction barring the man from travel until January 8, 2008. Police appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court.

The boy’s funeral was yesterday.

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