From Iceland — Unknown Body Discovered In Breiðholt

Unknown Body Discovered In Breiðholt

Published August 24, 2020

Catherine Magnúsdóttir
Photo by
Vísir / Vilhelm

The body of an as of yet unidentified man was discovered in Breiðholt at the end of last week.

It was discovered in a clearing by a man walking in the area of the forest below Hólahverfi on Friday around noon. He then alerted the police according to reports by Vísir.

The central police are investigating the case together with the forensics department of the national police and are working to identify the body.

The person in question, an adult male, is believed to have died some weeks or even months ago, according to a report by RÚV. Nothing has been released further about his age, nationality or appearance of the discovered body. According to the reports, there is no suspicion of criminal activity and the individual had not been reported missing.

Karl Steinar Valsson, Chief Police Officer at the Central Investigation Department, told RÚV that forensic work is underway but that it could take a few more days to determine who the man is.

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