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Hafnafjördur Homicide: Blood on Shoes Inconclusive

The results of a DNA analysis of the blood found on the shoes of the man who has confessed to having murdered Hannes Thór Helgason in his home in Hafnarfjördur on August 15, 2010, do not connect him with the murder.


From Hafnarfjördur. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

According to Morgunbladid’s sources, traces of blood were found on the shoes but there wasn’t enough blood for conclusive results from a DNA analysis. It has been revealed that the man cleaned his shoes.

Fridrik Smári Björgvinsson, senior officer at the Capital Region Police investigative department, said nothing will be revealed regarding the results of DNA testing.

“But I can say that the case’s conclusion is not based on the results of samples. A confession is at hand which is supported by evidence that we have,” he added. The evidence includes a shoeprint at the murder scene.

A psychiatric evaluation of the prime suspect has taken place but a report on his compos mentis has yet to be submitted to the police.

Björvinsson said the content of the report will not be revealed to the media—it will be submitted to the court along with other evidence.

He added that it won’t be long before the case will be sent to the state prosecutor, perhaps in a few weeks.

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