The wife of one of the richest men in Norway seems to have been kidnapped. The 68-Year-old is on December 31. October from the family home in the heart of Oslo disappeared, said a spokesman for the police at a press conference. Since then, there was no sign of life from Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, but also no indication that she was dead. The police have viewed the case from the beginning as a deprivation of liberty. It is a ransom had been in a crypto-currency called for. Suspect it will not give at the present time. The lawyer for the family spoke later that it was a kidnapping.

The contact to the and the alleged kidnappers was yet poor, and not orally have been, said police spokesman Tommy Brøske. Instead, communicated via a digital platform. He did not exclude the possibility that the woman may have been out of the country. In addition to other authorities, Interpol had been turned on.

One of the richest families of Norway

First of all, the Norwegian newspaper “Aftenposten had reported” on the case. She wrote, the police is the case to date in Secret pursued. According to the newspaper, and also of the sheet “Verdens Gang” is the ransom of nine million euros. The did not want to comment on Brøske. The police rate of the family, no demands.

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Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen is the wife of Tom Hagen, an Investor, and one of the 200 richest people in the country. He should have earned a media report according to which in the course of eleven years, with the current sale and real estate is a billion Norwegian crowns (around 102 million Euro), of which 174 million kroons (17.8 million euros) in the year 2017. Its net assets amounted to 1.7 billion crowns.

kidnapping is “cruel and inhumane”

The family lawyer, Svein Holden, told of the difficult time the family members. “There is no doubt that the family experienced the abduction as a cruel and inhuman act,” he said at a separate press conference. “The family was and is incredibly challenging and tiring, to be over a longer period of time in such a Situation.”

The family would have followed the advice of the police, and I have paid for, therefore, so far, no ransom, said Holden. The members wished to come up with the perpetrators in contact and to receive a confirmation of the fact that the woman was alive and she was well.

The case is viewed in Norway as a unique. There is no other abduction cases in the Scandinavian country are so far known in which a ransom in crypto currency is required. Internationally, there were such cases already frequent.

sources: Aftenposten (Norwegian), police-message (Norwegian), Verdens Gang (Norwegian)

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