Police End Official Search For Missing Woman - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Police End Official Search For Missing Woman

Published June 17, 2014

Police have stopped searching for the Icelandic woman who went missing over a week ago while holidaying with her spouse who was found dead

Police have stopped searching for the Icelandic woman who went missing over a week ago while holidaying with her spouse who was found dead

Police are ending their extensive week-long search for lawyer Ásta Stefánsdóttir, who was reported missing 11 days ago while holidaying with her spouse, Pino De Los Angeles Becerra Bolanos, reports Vísir.

The two women were reported missing on Saturday, June 8, after they went for a walk from their summerhouse in Fljótshlíð but did not return. This prompted an intensive search, with rescue workers covering territory on foot, with the aid of search dogs, and by helicopter.

As reported, Pino’s body was found by divers last Tuesday evening in Bleiksárgljúfur gully, about 25 kilometres from their summerhouse, after her clothes were found nearby. Officials believe the cause of death was drowning.

Ásta has not been located and police have decided to end their search but will continue to investigate the matter. They are asking members of the public who were in the Fljótshlíð area between Saturday June 8 to Monday June 10  to contact the police so that they might be interviewed.

If you recognise or have any information pertaining to the woman pictured above, please contact the police by calling 488 4110 or email sveinnr@logreglan.is.

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