Birna's murderer beat her repeatedly in face and head

Thomas Möller Olsen at the Reykjanes district court.

Thomas Möller Olsen at the Reykjanes district court. Iceland Monitor/ Ófeigur

The charges against Thomas Møller Ol­sen, suspected of killing Birna Brjánsdóttir in January, have been revealed to Icelandic media. Olsen is charged with beating her repeatedly over the face and head inside the red Kia Rio vehicle, holding her by the throat with great force and throwing her into the water where she drowned.

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These violent events occurred either when the car was parked at Hafnarfjörður harbour or in another unidentified location. 

Birna Brjánsdóttir was twenty years old.

Birna Brjánsdóttir was twenty years old. Photo/ Facebook

Birna's body was found on January 22nd on a beach by Selvogsviti lighthouse after the most extensive search in Iceland's history when she had been missing for one week. 

Olsen is also charged for a drug smuggling offence having tried to smuggle 23 kilos of cannabis to Greenland which he had hidden in his cabin on the Polar Nanoq trawler. 

Birna's parents have demanded a compensation of 10.5 million ISK each. 

Birna's disappearance and murder shocked the nation.

Birna's disappearance and murder shocked the nation. Iceland Monitor/ Eggert Jóhannesson

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