Danish police hoping for breakthrough in gruesome murder case
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.
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.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that the woman was walking her golden retriever at the time she was attacked.