Young Woman Missing in Reykjavik

Sakamaður í máli Birnu Brjánsdóttur leiddur fyrir dómara í héraðsdómi Reykjaness
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Héraðsdómur Olsen huldi andlit sitt er hann var leiddur fyrir dómara

Man charged with Birna's murder still proclaims innocence

27 Apr The man charged with the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January, Thomas Möller Olsen, admits that she was inside the vehicle he rented but denies murdering her.

Thomas Möller Olsen at the Reykjanes district court.

Birna's murderer beat her repeatedly in face and head

9 Apr 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.

Thomas Møller Ol­sen is charged with murder and a serious drug offence.

Birna Brjánsdóttir's mother pleads for media peace

6 Apr The mother of murdered young woman, Birna Brjánsdóttir has written a Facebook post asking media to give her peace. She has not followed the proceedings in the case and asks media not to ask her that question.

Charged with the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir

30 Mar The Greenlandic man who has been in custody on suspicion on killing Birna Brjánsdóttir has today been charged for murder and drug smuggling. The Reykjanes districtcourt made this ruling today at three pm. The other man suspected of involvement has been cleared of charges.

The man suspected of killing Birna Brjánsdóttir was a crew member of Greenlandic vessel the Polar Nanoq.

Next steps in Birna Brjánsdóttir's murder case decided today

30 Mar Today, the man suspected of having killed Birna Brjánsdóttir in January will appear before the Reykjavik District Court at 3 pm. The man has been in custody for 10 weeks.

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

Birna's murder case sent to DA on Friday

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

The body of Birna Brjánsdóttir was washed up near this lighthouse on the Reykjanes peninsula.

Investigation of Birna's murder almost coming to a close

9 Mar The Reykjavik Metropolitan police are about to close the investigation on the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir which occurred in January. They are still awaiting final forensic results from abroad.

The suspect was led before a judge at the Reykjanes district court today and his sentence has been lengthened for another four weeks.

Suspect in Birna murder case moved to new prison

2 Mar The man suspected of killing Birna Brjánsdóttir has admitted to attempting to smuggle 20 kilos of hash to Greenland on the Polar Nanoq. He has not admitted to having had anything to do with Birna's death.

Both men were crewmembers of the Polar Nanoq.

Police believe suspect in Birna's murder tried to lie to the other man who was in custody

17 Feb The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police, according to Fréttatíminn newspaper, believe that the man suspected of murdering Birna Brjánsdóttir tried to influence the memory of the other man who was released from custody.

Search and rescue teams looking for Birna in January. Her body was found washed ashore one week after she disappeared.

Suspect in Birna's murder interrogated again

15 Feb The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police have interrogated the man suspected of murdering Birna Brjánsdóttir, once again this morning. The man has still not confessed to anything.

Birna's funeral took place last Friday at Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik.

Birna's family send message of thanks

9 Feb The family of murdered Birna Brjánsdóttir has written a message of thanks on Facebook thanking all those who provided support in the search and for her funeral arrangements.

Rescue teams looking for evidence of Birna's clothing at the beach where her body was found.

Birna's cause of death was drowning

6 Feb Police believe that Birna Brjánsdóttir died from drowning. This was revealed on RÚV evening news. Birna's autopsy further reveals that Birna was still alive when she was dumped into the ocean.

Birna Brjánsdóttir.

A poem and a song written for Birna Brjánsdóttir

6 Feb Writer Friðrik Erlingsson wrote a poem in the memory of Birna Brjánsdóttir and renowned Icelandic musician Gunnar Þórðarson wrote a song for the poem.

The beach where Birna's body was found.

New clues in Birna case launch a new search for evidence

5 Feb A group of SAR team members will be searching the area today close to were Birna's body was found near Selvogsviti lighthouse.

Polar Nanoq.

Crew members of Polar Nanoq speak out - "All so incredibly sad"

4 Feb Crew members of Greenlandic trawler did not feel like suspets after their vessel was returned back to Iceland by Icelandic authoritites after two crew members were implicated in the disappearance of Birna Brjánsdóttir.


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