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Two Suspects Released, Murder Not the Case in Laugardalur

The two men arrested yesterday for their suspected involvement in a murder in Reykjavík have now been released, Mbl.is reports. The police no longer believe that the victim’s death was the result of a punishable offence.

The forensic pathologist concludes

After a woman was found dead in her car Saturday morning (in the 105 district of Reykjavík, near Laugardalur), two men in their forties were arrested suspected of homicide. The men, both of whom were in their forties, were said to have known the victim.

The police withheld details during the initial stages of the investigation, prior to releasing a public statement yesterday evening:

“The forensic pathologist has concluded that the woman’s injuries did not lead to her death; there is no longer any reason to believe that the woman’s death was the result of a punishable offence.”

The police clarified that during the initial stages of the investigation, the forensic pathologist and the police were confronted with many “questionable aspects” that required further examination. For this reason, two men connected to the woman were arrested, and the police intended to keep them in custody until October 13. But they have now been released.

Lögreglan á höfuðborgarsvæðinu hefur meðal annars til rannsóknar hvort einhver hafi veitt konu, sem fannst látin í Laugardal um helgina, áverka sem fundust á líki hennar. Áverkarnir urðu til þess að lögregla hóf rannsókn með það í huga að konunni hafi verið banað og handtók tvo menn tengda henni.

The investigation is still ongoing, with the police currently investigating whether someone was responsible for the woman’s injuries.

Updated at 1.37 PM

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