The spouse of one of many richest males in Norway is believed to have been kidnapped after police revealed her husband acquired a notice asking for over $10 million within the cryptocurrency Monero as ransom.
Anne-Elisabeth Flakevic Hagen, spouse of Norwegian actual property investor and electrical firm proprietor Tom Hagen, went lacking on Oct. 31 of final 12 months. Hagen discovered a notice left on the couple’s residence asking for the ransom, however police didn’t disclose when particularly the notice was discovered.
Info relating to Flakevic’s disappearance was not made public earlier than as a result of Hagen acquired a notice from the suspected kidnappers threatening to kill his spouse if he obtained the police concerned, Norwegian newspaper VG reported.
Nevertheless, police are actually making the data public as their investigation has yielded no outcomes, and hope the video surveillance footage they launched on Thursday will assist them get new leads on the case.
The video is of an space outdoors of Hagen’s workplace constructing.
“We now have entry to surveillance video displaying individuals shifting on the skin of the constructing on the day in query,” Chief Police Investigator Tommy Broske mentioned in a press convention Wednesday.
Within the video, two individuals are seen strolling outdoors the constructing inside 30 minutes of one another on the day Flakevic Hagen went lacking. A 3rd particular person, a bike owner, passes by one of many folks standing outdoors the constructing. Broske mentioned that police are looking for all of them.
Tom Hagen was featured on a listing by Norwegian journal Kapital because the 172nd wealthiest particular person within the nation in 2018, with a reported fortune of $200 million, in response to the Related Press.
“Lastly, I need to reiterate that we have no idea the place Anne-Elisabeth Hagen is stored hidden. Neither do we all know if she has been stored at only one location since 31 October. The hiding place could possibly be inside in addition to outdoors Norway’s borders,” Broske mentioned.