Great alarm from the police in Norway: there is a search for the double murderer Stig Millehaugen. He didn’t come back after being released. Interpol is also involved.
The police in Norway are searching for the double murderer Stig Millehaugen. According to the Norwegian police, the 53-year-old was released on Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., but then did not return to the prison in Trondheim as agreed.
The police want to get in touch with Millehaugen as soon as possible. All necessary means are being used to find and arrest him, a statement said. “We encourage the public to contact the police in the event of sightings and that the public do not take any action of their own accord,” said police prosecutor Anne Haave in the Trøndelag Police District.
Fugitive flew to Oslo
The police told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that the nationwide alarm had been sounded. The police in neighboring Sweden were also informed, as the Swedish newspaper “Aftonbladet” reports.
Interpol is also involved and has published a search notice on its website. Millehaugen is described as being 1.79 meters tall and somewhat of a heavy build. He has short blonde hair and blue eyes. He is also said to have several tattoos.
As the newspaper “VG” reported on Thursday, the fugitive is said to have taken a flight from Trondheim to the capital Oslo. From Oslo Gardermoen Airport he is said to have driven further into the city. “Several findings speak in favor of this, without going into detail. It is also important to emphasize that we are still working on the basis of several hypotheses regarding the movements of the wanted person,” the police said. Images from surveillance cameras are said to show Millehaugen at Trondheim Airport.
Millehaugen spent many years in prison in Norway
Millehaugen was convicted of a number of serious offenses including armed robbery and first degree murder. In 2012 he was sentenced to 21 years in prison with a minimum sentence of 10 years for first degree murder. This verdict determined that there was a risk of recurrence at Millehaugen.
“Stig Millehaugen has spent his entire adult life in prison after being convicted of reckless robbery with and without hostage-taking and murder, among other charges. While serving a 17-year sentence in 1993, he was again convicted of possession of a firearm in 2003,” writes the Supreme Court at the time.
“The murder and attempted murder in the present case were planned and carried out just a few months before his parole. As far as Stig Millehaugen was concerned, the detention had no deterrent effect.”
Millehaugen has escaped once before while on leave
In 2009, Millehaugen shot a man in the back of the head with a gun. He then drove the car into a parking lot, where he poured gasoline over the body and/or the car and set it on fire, according to Interpol. Millehaugen was previously convicted of killing a prison officer after attempting to escape from prison, NRK reports. According to TV2 in Norway, the former gang member was dubbed “Norway’s most dangerous man” for his actions.
According to NRK, it’s not Millehaugen’s first escape while on leave. In October 2000 he fled with his girlfriend. He was only caught in June 2001. On the other hand, Millehaugen has had five releases in the last year without any problems, NRK continues.