A twenty year old American woman from the US Naval Base in Keflavík was stabbed to death Sunday night. A man, 21, from the naval base, was arrested yesterday and is undergoing questioning. It is not known if he has admitted to the crime. An Icelandic woman, 29, was taken into custody yesterday and was questioned by the Keflavík Airport Police. She is thought to have been a guest in the house where the woman was found. According to a released statement she is not a suspect and was later released.
According to Fréttabladid the victim sustained multiple stab wounds.Fréttabladid reports that the suspect knew the victim and had stolen, in collaboration with an other naval base officer, substantial amounts off of her credit card earlier this year. The man was dismissed from the armed forces but was awaiting trial. The woman was found in housing for single soldiers.
Police at Keflavík Airport are investigating the case with the Naval Base Police. Special investigators from the armed forces are expected to arrive in Iceland today.