Millionaire tycoon of Norwegian wife thought abducted arrested for her murder

The multimillionaire Norwegian real-estate tycoon whose wife was believed to have been abducted was arrested in her murder, authorities said Tuesday.

Tom Hagen was arrested on his way to work Tuesday on suspicion of killing his wife, Anne-Elisabeth Hagen, who vanished in October 2018, according to Norwegian police.

“After now 18 months of investigation, police have come to a point where it has reason to suspect Tom Hagen of murder or conspiracy for murder,” Police Lawyer Aase Kjustad Eriksson said Tuesday at a press conference.

The wealthy businessman’s wife, then 68, was believed to have gone missing from the couple’s home east of Oslo in what was investigated as an abduction.

Police initially kept mum about her disappearance, fearing her safety, and only went public with the case in January 2019.

That was when her alleged kidnappers demanded the Hagen family pay a cryptocurrency ransom for 9 million euros ($10.2 million), according to local media.


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