Suspected Murder in Akureyri

Akureyri

A man is being detained by police following the death of his wife in their rental apartment in an Akureyri building. The man is in his 60s and will be held for a week on suspicion of murder, Vísir reports.

Domestic violence suspected

The woman was around 50 years old and the couple had just moved into the apartment this winter along with their son in his 20s. Neighbours described having heard shouting from the apartment at times, but did not notice anything Sunday night or Monday morning when the woman passed away. Police arrived at the scene Monday morning after 4 AM.

Police are investigating whether the incident was a case of domestic violence that resulted in the woman’s death, sources said.

No official information

However, local police have not given any official information about the case, not even about the age of the people involved or their relationships. The investigation is at a sensitive stage, police said, and Reykjavík Metropolitan Police technical staff have been flown north to Akureyri to assist in the crime scene investigation.

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Woman Detained in Connection With Man’s Death in Reykjavík

police station reykjavík

A woman in her thirties has been placed in custody after a man was discovered deceased in an apartment building in Reykjavík last Saturday, Vísir reports. No further details on the investigation have been released.

Resuscitation efforts proved futile

On Saturday evening, the Capital Area Police was notified of an incident in an apartment building in East Reykjavík, Vísir reports.

Upon their arrival, the police discovered a non-responsive man in his fifties. Despite immediate resuscitation efforts, the man was later pronounced dead at the National Hospital.

A woman in her thirties was subsequently arrested and taken into custody. Yesterday, the Reykjavik District Court granted the Capital Area Police’s request, based on investigative interests, for the woman to remain in custody until September 27.

As per a police announcement, further details regarding the ongoing investigation will not be disclosed at this juncture.

This is the fourth time this year that a person has been placed under custody in a suspected murder case.