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Police Probe Six-Year-Old’s Death in Kópavogur, Woman Detained

A six-year-old boy was found dead in his home in Kópavogur on Wednesday. A woman in her fifties was subsequently remanded in custody.

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A six-year-old boy, who was a first-grade student at the Álfhólsskóli primary school in Kópavogur, was found dead in his home on Wednesday morning. A woman in her fifties was subsequently remanded in custody by the police. Law enforcement, citing the sensitive nature of the case, have withheld further details at this time.

RÚV reported that the woman, whose relation to the boy has not been disclosed, was arrested yesterday. The boy’s father expressed his grief over his son’s death in a post on his Facebook page.

Yesterday, the principal of the Álfhólsskóli primary school communicated with the parents of the schoolchildren, informing them that the deceased was a student in the first grade. The school has subsequently activated its crisis response team. In the upcoming days, this team will focus on working with first-grade students, as well as other students and staff members, who require support. 

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