Arrested suspect of murder of two Nordic tourists in Morocco

The Moroccan security forces have arrested a man for his alleged involvement in the murder of two Nordic tourists – from Denmark and Norway – who were murdered while carrying out mountaineering activities in the Imlil area, in the Moroccan High Atlas.

The two bodies were located on Monday morning and had stab wounds to the neck, according to authorities in the province of El Haouz quoted by the official news agency MAP. The two victims were heading to Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in Morocco, and were in an isolated area.

The inquiries have already been settled with the arrest of a suspect on Tuesday morning in the city of Marrakech, according to the Central Office for judicial investigations (BCIJ, for its acronym in French), under the Ministry of the Interior. The authorities are now analyzing the motive of the crime and if the detainee could count on accomplices.