Moroccan police arrest suspect for murder of Scandinavian women
Moroccan authorities on tuesday arrested a suspect after the killing of two scandinavian women in the high Atlas mountains, a popular trekking destination for tourist
Other suspects are trying to kill the Danish and Norwegian hikers, who were found dead to cut on their neck. The bodies were found in an isolated mountainous area of 10 km from the village of Imlil in the High Atlas range. Imlil is a starting point for trekking and climbing tours of Mount Toubkal, which is 4,167 meters high summit in North Africa.
The suspect was arrested in Marrakesh, a tourist hub located in the foot of the mountains, about 60 km north of Imlil, and was arrested for questioning. The Moroccan officials described it as a “criminal act” but did not give details about the cases of murders.
The Danish victim, Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, “had her throat cut,” her mother Helle Petersen was quoted by Danish newspaper B.T. as saying Her family had warned her about going to Morocco “because of the chaotic situation,” she added. According to his Facebook page, Jespersen studied in Norway to be a guide. Norwegian media named the other victim as 28-year-old Maren Ueland. “Her priority was safety. The girls took care of every precaution before going on,” her mother Irene Ueland told Norwegian Broadcaster NRK.
A Norwegian policeman from the Embassy in Rabat is traversing Marrakesh to act as an actor.