Birna's murder case sent to DA on Friday

Birna Brjánsdóttir, found washed on beach in Iceland a week ...

Birna Brjánsdóttir, found washed on beach in Iceland a week after she disappeared.

The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police has almost completed its investigation of the disappearance and murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January. 

The case will be sent to the district attorney on Friday. A Greenlandic man suspected of killing her denies the charges. He has been in custody for nine weeks.

The other man arrested in connection with her disappearance was released some weeks ago and has gone back to Greenland. His legal status is still that of a suspect in the case and it is now for the DA to decide whether that status changes. Birna disappeared on January 14th and was last seen on security camera footage on Laugavegur in central Reykjavik after a night out clubbing.  Police soon connected her disappearance to crew members of Greenlandic trawler the Polar Nanoq. Two men were arrested on board that vessel on January 17th.  

Birna was found dead, washed up on a beach on January 21st. She was only twenty years old. 

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