Norway Businessmans wife abducted ransom demanded

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Police say they have no suspects in the disappearance of Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the 68-year-old wife of Tom Hagen — a media-shy real estate investor and owner of an electric company. Police have received no signs whether Falkevik Hagen was still alive, “but we haven’t either received any sign that she is not alive,” he added. Police have been “on the case for several weeks,” but have no suspects, Broeske told a news conference. A note found in the couple’s house, east of Oslo, said Falkevik Hagen would be killed if the ransom wasn’t paid in the cryptocurrency Monero or if the police got involved, according to Norway’s VG newspaper. Police believe she disappeared from the couple’s home, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the Swedish border.

Article PreviewBy Jan M. Olsen | AP January 9 at 12:26 PM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The wife of a Norwegian multimillionaire missing since Oct. 31 probably has been kidnapped, police said Wednesday, adding that her suspected abductors have demanded a ransom reported to be over $10 million.

Police say they have no suspects in the disappearance of Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the 68-year-old wife of Tom Hagen — a media-shy real estate investor and owner of an electric company.

He is number 172 on a list of Norway’s wealthiest people published by the financial magazine Kapital, with a fortune that amounted to nearly 1.7 billion kroner ($200 million) in 2018, according to Norwegian news agency NTB.

Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara told NTB that he was told about her disappearance right after it happened.

“The reason for us to go public with this case now is that, despite a broad and extensive investigation, we need more information,” chief police investigator...

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