Four arrested after 81 year-old’s murder

Four Bulgarians, including one 14 year-old girl, have been arrested in Denmark for the murder of an 81 year-old woman. Kirsten Inge Damsgaard was gagged and bound to her bed as the gang allegedly ransacked her Herlev flat on 30th December. Her lifeless body was found by her daughter on New Year’s Day.

On Tuesday two men, aged 22 and 23, a 19 year-old woman and a 14 year-old girl were arrested following more that 100 tip-offs to police. Pictures of the suspects using Damsgaard’s ATM card were circulated in the press, leading to the breakthrough.

One of the men and the older woman were taken in to custody at a Frederiksberg address, while the teenager and the other man were apprehended a few blocks away. It is believed that the men have lived in Sweden for around a year, but the relationship between the four suspects is not yet known.

Police investigator Charlotte Skovby confirmed that the men have been charged with murder and robbery, while the legal status of the two women is yet to be determined.