Norwegian news organisation TV2 reported about a murder case that are believed to be connected with a bitcoin trade.
A 24-year-old norwegian man was brutally stabbed to death shortly after completing an in-person cash-for-bitcoin exchange. The investigators of this case strongly believes that the two events may be linked to each other.
The stabbing is believed to happened on Monday morning between 7:50 am and 12:10 pm – when the victims roommates discovered the crime scene at their apartment in Majorstuen, an affluent neighborhood in the capital of Norway, Oslo.
The sources of the police department in Oslo stated to TV 2 that the murder was following a completed bitcoin trade that happened just briefly before the murder. The victims close social circle confirmed, that they were aware of his relation to cryptocurrency.
The leader of the intelligence and investigations unit in the Oslo Police department, Grete Llen Metlid said in the interview, that the investigators were aware of the existing tip of the possible connections to the cryptocurrency trade, but then refused to give any further information related to the topic.
“We are familiar with a tip about Bitcoin, but at this time we will not provide more information about the investigation,” Metlid said, then pointing out that the department is investigating “widely” and that the possible “economic motives” are always investigators primary area of interest.
So far, any suspects or arrests have not been connected or made by the police. According to the local reports, the investigations and forensic analysts continued to work on the crime scene on last night.
Author: Sarah Tuuli