Norwegian police return to South Africa after answers about missing student

Marie Sæther ØstbøMarie Sæther Østbø (21) is missing in South Africa.Photo: Private

Norwegian student Marie Sæther Østbø was reported missing last year in South Africa. South African police believe she was taken by the sea. Norwegian police are not as sure.

The last sighting of the 21-year-old woman was made on Myoli Beach beach in Sedgefield, South Africa on the evening of April 18 last year, writes Stavanger Aftenblad.

Extensive searches were made, but already after a week the searches were reduced. Now Norwegian police will travel back to the area Sæther Østbø was last seen.

– We have a number of questions related to the disappearance that we still haven’t answered. That is why the Southwest Police District and Kripos want to send a representative each to South Africa. We can travel as early as January, says police inspector Sigve Espeland.

The police inspector says that they have asked for more information related to the disappearance and that they have therefore sent a formal inquiry to the police in South Africa.

– We have no police department down there. What we can do is ask questions. As it is now, we do not have enough information to conclude neither one or the other in this matter, says Espeland.

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