Norwegian police have arrested a millionaire, Tom Hagen, over the disappearance of his spouse 18 months back.
Mr Hagen, a 70-calendar year-old property and strength magnate, is suspected of “murder or conspiracy to murder”, police claimed.
His wife Anne-Elisabeth Hagen vanished amid promises she had been kidnapped.
Law enforcement say ransom needs for her release that appeared in 2018 have been in all probability bogus, and it was most likely she experienced been killed.
Mr Hagen was picked up close to the family members residence in Lorenskog, east of the capital Oslo. He was remanded in custody for 4 months, and has not yet been formally billed.
There was no quick assertion from his attorney.
The Hagen relatives had explained it experienced obtained calls for for ransom to safe Anne-Elisabeth’s release. Norwegian media noted the ransom to be some $10m (£8m) in a cryptocurrency recognized as Monero.
But Police Inspector Tommy Broeske informed a information conference on Tuesday: “There was no kidnapping, no genuine negotiating counterpart or serious negotiations.
“There are indications of a will to sidetrack (investigators).”
The situation gripped Norway, in which kidnappings and murders are reasonably uncommon.
According to Norwegian company magazine Kapital, Tom Hagen’s fortune is about $200m.