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Man Arrested in Pigeon-Hut Murder Case

A man was arrested on Friday and placed in custody until February 20, suspected of having murdered his partner and placed her body inside a pigeon hut in Hafnarfjördur, a neighboring town of Reykjavík.

The woman’s half-naked and injured body was discovered by the pigeons’ owner on Thursday when he came to feed them. The windows of the huts were broken, Morgunbladid reports.

“The strange thing is that the door, which was locked from the outside, was intact. Those involved appear to have gone in through the window,” said Thorvaldur Rúnarsson, chairman of the Hafnarfjördur Pigeon Association.

Police would not comment on the case. “I cannot reveal what was discussed during questioning. We cannot release any further details while the investigation is at this stage,” said Chief Constable at the Capital Region Police Fridrik Smári Björgvinsson.

Preliminary results from the autopsy are expected early this week. “But it always takes longer to receive the final results. It could take weeks,” Björgvinsson explained.

A number of police officers, technicians and forensic scientists were called to the scene on Thursday evening and they remained on the scene until late in the night. Police said the investigation of the crime scene is still ongoing.

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