Danish police hoping for breakthrough in gruesome murder case

November 7th, 2016

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32-year-old pregnant woman stabbed to death in a Copenhagen park over the weekend

A peaceful Copenhagen park was the scene of a brutal murder (photo: Herlev.dk)

Copenhagen West Regional Police are still looking for witnesses to come forward in the case of a 32-year-old pregnant woman who was found stabbed to death in Elverparken in Herlev on Friday.

“We are working hard, but still lack a decisive breakthrough in the case,” said Hans Christian Tonnesen, who is heading up the investigation.

The visibly pregnant woman was discovered dead in the park at approximately 7:15 on Friday evening. She had been stabbed several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Suspect sought
Police have talked to one witness who said she saw a man run out of the park just after she heard two loud screams. She said the man was between 28 and 30 years old, about 180 cm tall, of a slim build, and wearing a dark jacket with a hood that was pulled up over a cap.

The woman said that when the man saw her, he raised his hands to make what she called a “disarming gesture” and ran back into the park. It was shortly after that a passer-by found the 32-year-old woman in the park. A doctor called to the scene pronounced the woman and unborn child dead.

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The preliminary investigation has revealed that the woman was walking her golden retriever at the time she was attacked.


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