Police: No crimes behind death in Ombo

Police car, TysfjordPolice car. Photo Norway Today Media

Police opened an investigation of what they defined as a suspicious death after they received notice of a 58-year-old dead at 3:45am Saturday night. The man who was along with two comrades had come to a cottage on the island Ombo, north of Stavanger, the day before. There they would stay in a cabin in Jørstad harbor for a week and had plans to spend time fishing.

One of the man’s companions were charged and was scheduled to be placed into custody on Tuesday. The second man in the group was released on Monday  by police.

On Monday the 58-year-old was autopsied, and together with other findings from the police investigation, it was concluded that there is no criminality behind the death, police said on Tuesday morning.

The autopsy showed that there is no reason to suspect that a crime happened when the German tourist died at Ombo in Rogaland this weekend. The police will therefore not place the 55 year old friend of the deceased to custody in the case.

– That means there are no longer grounds for presenting a German age 55 for remand in Stavanger District Court today, Erik W. Rand, prosecutors lawyer in South West police said in a statement from police.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today