In a new development in the Sigrid case, it is reported her parents are considering contravening police advice and accept an unnamed individual’s financial help enabling the family to pay for information.
As police continue to comb through details in efforts to find her, the genuine offer, believed to be in the region of 500,000 kroner (about 84,200 US dollars), came in early in the case.
Inspector Hanne Kristin Rohde, has said she has advised the family decline the offer. Lawyer Harald Stabell told NRK he believed “the parents have trouble seeing how this could damage the investigation.”
“Information without any significance will come in, but they [investigators] also already have enough of this type now.”
Police held a press conference, Tuesday, releasing new information about a car and driver that was in the area of Låveveien between 12.00 and 12.30 on the night Sigrid Giskegjerde Schetne.
Officer Grete Lien Metlid told reporters that they were looking for a car that was in Låveveien between 12.00 and 12.30 on Saturday 5 August.
“The vehicle's make and model is not known but witnesses have reported seeing a burgundy/wine red/ dark red car,” she said. “we cannot confirm if Sigrid was taken in a car” or that she had taken another route home than previously suggested.”
Officers still do not know what has happened to the 16-year-old, however. Speaking to The Foreigner, officer Metlid said, “We have no date when this investigation will cease. The police are working on all of the information they have received through ‘tips’ and will continue to go through all investigative material.”
The Foreigner also asked if the police have made individual enquiries in the area and specifically on the route that Sigrid was said to have walked home.
“The police have made door-to-door calls in the local and outer area and we have searched the local area in the past few days. The police continually evaluate the investigation and will do more of these if we deem necessary,” declared Metlid.
She confirmed that a third sock had been found. This this sock had not yet been verified as belonging to Sigrid, whilst the one found in Skullerud was confirmed as not being hers.
These two items of clothing come in addition to the sock located at the kindergarten on the same Sunday the 16-year-old was reported missing, which had a positive DNA match.
Police have received some 1,700 tips from members of the public so far.
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