The year of murder 2024: – 22 people killed this year

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Since the new year, the police in Norway have launched investigations into 17 murder cases with a total of 22 victims.

By comparison, there were 35 murder cases in the whole of last year, according to Kripos’ national murder overview – the highest number since 2013.

As Dagbladet has previously discussed, the high number of murder cases has meant that the capacity of Kripos – which assists the police districts in investigating serious criminal cases – has been blown up.

These are the murder cases so far in 2024:

January 1st

Elin Nordhei Bordi (46) and Terje Åsmund Nordhei (46) and the former’s 19-year-old son are found dead in a home in Sørfold in Nordland. The police believe that the 19-year-old killed his mother, stepfather and then himself. He is also charged with attempting to kill his eleven-year-old sister.

January 2

Rahavy Varatharajan (30) is found shot dead in a car outside the hospital in Elverum. A 32-year-old man, who had previously dated Varatharajan, is found badly injured in the same car. He is later pronounced dead. Police believe he shot Varatharajan and himself with a revolver.

PLACE OF SCENE: 30-year-old Rahavy Varatharajan was found dead in this home outside the hospital in Elverum. Photo: Bjørn Langsem / Dagbladet
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After the murder, it has emerged that Varatharajan has reported the accused man a number of times in the past year. She also asked for a violence alarm and a so-called reverse violence alarm – without it being granted.

January 2

A man in his 50s is found dead in his own home in Stavern outside Larvik. His roommate, a female teacher in her 40s, is charged with the murder and wanted internationally. The police later withdraw the search warrant and state that the suspicion of murder against her has weakened.

On 13 March, a hiker found a dead person in the terrain between Larvik and Stavern. The deceased was later identified as the missing woman, but the police have not yet been able to establish either the time or cause of death.


FOUND DEAD: The woman in her 40s had been missing since 2 January, when she was found dead outdoors between Larvik and Stavern in mid-March. Photo: Lars Eivind Bones / Dagbladet
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January 6

Latvian Laura Putane (35) is found dead at Fefor Høifjellshotell in Gudbrandsdalen. A Serbian man in his 30s, who was a colleague of Putane, is charged with having killed her.

In questioning with the police, the man has acknowledged the facts. He has previously been convicted in Serbia for attacking a politician, which Dagbladet has previously mentioned.

January 7

Tine Milena Solberg (33) is found dead in the boot of a burned-out car in Øygården outside Bergen. Her ex-partner, a man in his 30s, is charged with the murder. The man and Solberg have two children together.

Solberg had previously reported the accused four times – most recently in June last year, when he was banned from visiting and contacting her. She was also issued with a violence alarm, but this was not active when the murder occurred.

IN THE TRUNK: Tine Milena Solberg (33) was found dead in a burnt-out car in Øygarden outside Bergen. Photo: Paul S. Amundsen / NTB

IN THE TRUNK: Tine Milena Solberg (33) was found dead in a burnt-out car in Øygarden outside Bergen. Photo: Paul S. Amundsen / NTB
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January 9

A man in his 30s is found stabbed outside a home in Laksevåg in Bergen. He is later pronounced dead in hospital. Another man in his 30s is charged with murder.

The man does not plead guilty, but has linked himself to the incident, defender Jørgen Riple has stated.

January 11

A woman in her 70s is arrested by the police and charged with having killed her partner, a man in his 70s. The man was found dead in a cabin on Flisa on 30 December.

As Dagbladet has previously mentioned, the autopsy shows that the man was hit by two shots in the head – one stray shot and one fatal.

The woman denies criminal guilt.

23 January

The sisters Victoria Nordli Korslund (24), Katrine Nordli Korslund (30) and the latter’s child Emily Nordli Andresen (11 months) are found shot dead in a home in Skogbygda in Nes municipality.

The police believe that the sisters’ father Steinar Korslund (65) committed the murders, before he took his own life.

Both the police and lawyer Gunhild Lærum, who represents the accused despite the fact that he is dead, have stated that it is not certain that the investigation will get an answer as to why he committed the murders.

MURDERED: Katrine (30) and Victoria Nordli Korslund (24), and the former's child Emily Nordli Andresen (11 months), were found dead in Skogbygda in Nes on 23 January. Photo: Private

MURDERED: Katrine (30) and Victoria Nordli Korslund (24), and the former’s child Emily Nordli Andresen (11 months), were found dead in Skogbygda in Nes on 23 January. Photo: Private
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January 24

A woman in her 40s is arrested and initially charged with complicity in the deprivation of liberty of Ole Andreas Sønstvedt (37). The charge is later expanded to complicity in murder after the police discover remains on her farm in Løten municipality in Innlandet.

The remains were later identified as missing Sønstvedt.

The woman denies criminal guilt.

January 26

Aina Hynne (75) is found badly injured at home in Kirkenær in Grue municipality, exposed to blunt force. She later dies in hospital.

A 31-year-old man is charged with murder and for leaving her in a helpless state.

In questioning, the man has explained that he hit Hynne with a hammer, according to Dagbladet’s information, but he denies guilt for the murder charge.

The 31-year-old came to Norway in 2010 and became a Norwegian citizen in 2014. Over the years, Hynne has helped him in big and small ways, her family has said.

ATTACKED HOME: 75-year-old Aina Hynne was found badly injured in her own home in Kirkenær in Grue. She died from her injuries. Photo: Bjørn Langsem / Dagbladet

ATTACKED HOME: 75-year-old Aina Hynne was found badly injured in her own home in Kirkenær in Grue. She died from her injuries. Photo: Bjørn Langsem / Dagbladet
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January 31

A man in his 60s is found dead in a home in Drammen. A man in his 40s has been charged with murder. The accused was himself injured in the incident, and denies criminal guilt for the charge.

February 4

A woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s are found injured in an apartment in Fana in Bergen. The woman is pronounced dead on the way to hospital, and the man is charged with having killed her.

The man and woman were married and had three children of kindergarten age together. It was one of the children who reported the incident to the police.

It later emerged that the woman was pregnant with the couple’s fourth child when she was killed.

In police questioning, the man has admitted to having killed her.

February 24

A male Oslo doctor in his 60s dies in hospital after being stabbed in Vardø the night before. The man’s same-age spouse is charged with grievous bodily harm resulting in death.

STABBED: A man in his 60s died after being stabbed in Vardø. The man's wife is charged with the murder. Photo: Eirik Kristensen / NTB

STABBED: A man in his 60s died after being stabbed in Vardø. The man’s wife is charged with the murder. Photo: Eirik Kristensen / NTB
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A week later, the charge is changed to murder. The woman denies criminal guilt for murder, but has explained that there was an incident in which the man was stabbed.

She has also previously been convicted of knife violence against her husband.

February 29

A woman in her 40s is arrested and charged with murder after an elderly man is found dead in an apartment in Sandakerveien in Oslo. The deceased is the woman’s father.

The woman has been forcibly admitted to hospital and has not made a decision on the charges.

1 March

A man in his 20s is arrested and charged with murder after his younger brother is found dead in a home in Lørenskog. The man is detained and linked to the crime scene.

According to Dagbladet’s information, the man has explained that he shot his brother by accident.

BROTHER CHARGED: A man in his 20s has been charged with killing his little brother in Lørenskog. Photo: Frank Karlsen / Dagbladet

BROTHER CHARGED: A man in his 20s has been charged with killing his little brother in Lørenskog. Photo: Frank Karlsen / Dagbladet
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March 14

Bård André Spildrejordet (43) is found shot dead in a holiday home in Nord-Odal late in the evening.

A man in his 30s was arrested in the case, but has been released after the suspicion against him was weakened.

So far, no other people have been arrested in the case, and the police suspect that an unknown killer is at large.

March 23

Ingunn (53), Sander (22) and Signe Slaatten (18) are found murdered in a detached house in Torpo in Ål municipality in Hallingdal.

The police believe family man Arne Slaatten (59) shot his wife and children the night before, before taking his own life.

According to the police, the murders were committed while the victims were asleep, and the autopsy report indicates that they died instantly.

SHOT: Sander (22), Ingunn and Signe Slaatten were found dead in the family home in Torpo last Saturday. Photo: Private

SHOT: Sander (22), Ingunn and Signe Slaatten were found dead in the family home in Torpo last Saturday. Photo: Private
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April 1st

A man is arrested in an apartment on Grünerløkka in Oslo after a woman is found dead in the same place.

The case is being investigated as a murder.

The relationship between the woman and the man is currently unknown. As of Monday morning, the man has still not been formally questioned.

The article is in Norwegian

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