Ransom sought as Norwegian millionaire's wife kidnapped

Pauline Gross
January 10, 2019

Anne Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen (68) has reportedly been missing for 10 weeks, but the news has only become known to the public today due to fears for what might happen to her if the word of her disappearance got out.

Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the wife of multimillionaire real estate mogul Tom Hagen, has been missing since October 31, 2018.

The kidnappers are demanding $10 million dollars in exchange for Haden's release, which they want paid in the cryptocurrency monero.

Mrs Hagen is married to Tom Hagen, a businessman with an estimated fortune of 1.7bn Norwegian krone ($NZ295m) made in the real estate and energy industries.

Hagen is Norway's 172nd richest person, according to the Norwegian financial journal Kapital.

The house of Norwegian multi-millionaire Tom Hagen is pictured in Fjellhamar, east of Oslo, Norway, on January 9, 2019.

Norwegian broadcaster NRK says the couple live a "secluded lifestyle" and asked the public to get in contact if any suspicious activity was seen in woodland that surround the family home.

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Police have so far kept the investigation into her disappearance under wraps according to VG, because threats were made regarding the involvement of the police and media.

He said officers had been working on the case for several weeks and have urged the family not to pay the ransom. Moreover, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement [Europol] and the International Criminal Police Organization [Interpol] have been informed of the case and are now involved in it with the police.

Police believe she disappeared from the couple's home, some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the Swedish border.

Police inspector Tommy Broske attends a press conference in Lillestrom, near Oslo.

Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, 68, has been missing since October 31, chief investigator Tommy Broeske revealed on Wednesday, with police saying she was abducted "against her will".

"As in all serious criminal cases, time is an important factor, and we rely on tips.to help us find the missing woman".

Svein Holden, Hagen's lawyer, told reporters the abduction was "a cruel and an inhuman act".

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