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Two Women, One Man in Custody Following Ólafsfjörður Homicide

A judge in North Iceland has approved of week-long custody over three individuals suspected of homicide in Ólafsfjörður Monday, RÚV reports. Four suspects were initially arrested, one of whom has been released.

Police have a rather “clear picture” of events

The police arrested four individuals after a man was found dead in Ólafsfjörður in North Iceland. Responding to a call at 2:34 AM on Monday, the Akureyri police discovered a man in his forties who had been stabbed with a sharp object at a private residence. Following unsuccessful attempts at resuscitation, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ólafsfjörður residents were subsequently invited to the town’s church to light candles and to receive succour from a Red Cross emergency response team. The website of the Fjallabyggð municipality stated that the community was in shock: “In a little community as ours it is near impossible not to be affected when events such as these occur; it’s important to take good care of oneself and one’s closest kin.”

Last night, RÚV reported that one of the four suspects had been released and that a judge at the District Court of Northeast Iceland had approved the police authority’s request for week-long custody over the other three individuals. According to Detective Superintendent Arnfríður Gígja Arngrímsdóttir, the police have a “rather clear picture” of the event, although the investigation is in its initial stages.

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