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Hafnarfjördur Homicide: Suspect in Custody

Reykjanes District Court ordered a man in his twenties to four weeks in custody on Friday on suspicion of having murdered a man in his home in Hafnarfjördur on August 15 at the demand of the Capital Region Police. New evidence was the grounds for the custody.

The photo is not related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

The man, who has been arrested once before in relation to this case, maintains his innocence and has appealed the custody ruling to the Supreme Court, Fréttabladid reports.

The suspect was arrested for the second time on Thursday evening last week. Following the arrest his home was searched and objects that might be related to the investigation were confiscated. Police haven’t revealed what objects were confiscated.

Police are still awaiting results of the analysis of biological specimens that were sent to Sweden. However, preliminary results could be expected this week, police say.

According to Morgunbladid’s sources, blood was found on the suspect’s shoes which were confiscated the first time the man was arrested. Forensic research determined that someone had tried to clean the blood off, yet it is unclear whose blood it is.

The victim was stabbed to death. He suffered multiple cuts to his body and lacerations on his hands indicate that he tried to defend himself. Police believe the victim was asleep when he was attacked and that the murder was planned.

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