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A 70-Year-Old Millionaire Was Arrested In Norway On Suspicion Of Murdering His Wife

A 70-Year-Old Millionaire Was Arrested In Norway On Suspicion Of Murdering His Wife

Norwegian police on Tuesday arrested one of the richest Norwegians, Tom Hagen, as part of the investigation into the vanishing of his wife 1.5 years ago, several European media reports.

According to a Norwegian police official, Hagen is suspected of "murder or complicity in the murder" of his wife, Anna-Elisabeth Falkevik-Hagen. The 70-year-old millionaire was arrested when he left home on a way to work.

Tom Hagen's wife disappeared in late October 2018. The last time she was seen at home in the municipality of Lorenskog East of Oslo.

Sometime later, there were reports of the kidnappers' demand to pay them about $10.3 million in the Monero cryptocurrency in exchange for the woman's release. A note was found in Hagen's home saying that if he contacted the police, his wife would be killed.

In the summer of 2019, the Norwegian police began to review the case and the main versions and said that it cannot be excluded that "a staged kidnapping was used to cover up the murder."

Tom Hagen is ranked 164th in the list of the richest people in Norway. His fortune is estimated at $183 million in 2019.

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