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Knife still being examined in Sweden

By Iceland Review

The knife a pair of fifteen-year-old boys found in the Hafnarfjördur marina, which could possibly be the weapon used to murder Hannes Thór Helgason is still under examination in Sweden, reports.

Hafnarfjördur. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

The police officer who brought the knife to Sweden has returned, but there is still a long way to go before any results arrive, says chief constable Fridrik Smári Björgvinsson.

According to Björgvinsson, nothing new has emerged since the knife was found. An examination will determine whether the knife is related to the murder case or not, but its appearance and design corresponds with the police’s idea of the murder weapon.

Gunnar Rúnar Sigurthórsson, who last Saturday confessed under interrogation to having murdered Helgason, instructed the police to search in the marina, claiming to have rid himself of the weapon there. He is still in custody.

According to Björgvinsson, some weeks will pass until the case will be referred to the district attorney.

Results from a DNA sample taken from blood stains found on Sigurthórsson’s shoes have yet to arrive. According to Björgvinsson, that examination has taken longer than expected.

Click here to read more about the case.

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