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Real Name: Unknown
Nicknames: Jennifer Fairgate, Jennifer Fergate
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date: June 3, 1995


Occupation: Unknown
Date of Birth: 1960 - 1974 (approx.)
Height: 5'2" - 5'3"
Weight: 147 lbs.
Marital Status: Unknown
Characteristics: White female with Short black hair (possibly dyed) and blue eyes. She spoke fluent German and English. She had expensive dental work done in gold and porcelain; this type of work is widely used in the United States, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and Germany. She was wearing a long blouse, bra, long silk underwear, stockings, and high-heeled shoes made in Italy. She had a gold ring on her right middle finger. She was also wearing a Citizen Aqualand diving watch on her left arm. It was produced in January 1992. The model number was CQ-1021-50. The serial number was C022-088093 Y, 2010779, GN-4-S. Its batteries were manufactured by the Swiss battery factory "Renata" in December 1994. An inscription indicated that the battery was replaced in March 1995.


Details: At 10:44pm on the evening of Wednesday, May 31, 1995, a young woman, stylishly dressed in black, checked in at the Plaza Hotel in Oslo, Norway. At the time, it was the top luxury hotel in the city. On that night, the reception area was full of newly arrived guests. The woman was staying for two nights in an expensive room, Room 2805, on the twenty-eighth floor; it had a beautiful view of the city and cost 1,845 Kroner per night. On Friday morning, she appeared at the front desk and extended her stay until Sunday. After that, several notices asking her for payment appeared on her TV screen. She responded "OK" to each request. However, she never showed up at the front desk to pay.
On Saturday, June 3, three days into the woman's stay, one of the hotel’s receptionists, Evy Tudem Gjertsen, realized that the woman had exceeded her credit limit and still had not given them a credit card. At 7:36pm, Evy sent a message to the woman's TV: "PLEASE CONTACT THE CASHIER." The woman immediately responded with "OK." Evy then learned of the previous messages sent to the room. She contacted housekeeping and learned that no one had cleaned it since Thursday. A "Do Not Disturb" sign had been on the door since Friday. Realizing something might be wrong, Eva contacted hotel security.
Shortly before 7:50pm, part-time security guard Espen Næss was sent to check and see if everything was alright in Room 2805. He took the elevator up to her floor, walked up to her door, and knocked on it. Just seconds later, he heard a gunshot come from the room. Unsure of what to do, he hid behind a small protrusion in the corridor for a few minutes. He had a two-way radio, but he did not want to announce the shooting to the whole staff. He then decided to take the elevator down to security headquarters on the ground floor. Once there, he told the security chief about the incident and also called the police. During the following fifteen-minute period, her room was unguarded. No one knows if anyone left the room during this time period.
At 8:04pm, the security chief went up to Room 2805 and knocked on the door three times. No one answered. The door was double-locked from the inside; only security can enter when the room is locked this way. The chief used his security key card to open the door. Once inside the dark room, he discovered the woman lying face up on the bed in an "unnatural" position: arms up, chest not moving, legs hanging off the bed. The window was open, fluttering the curtain. The TV was on. A strange "acrid" smell permeated the air. He yelled out to the woman but received no response. He then closed the door and ordered his colleagues to call the police.
At around 8:50pm, police arrived at the hotel. According to Audun Kristiansen, prosecuting authority for the Oslo Police Department, they approached the woman’s room very carefully. Once inside, they found her dead on the bed; she had been shot once in the forehead. A gun was in her right hand, which was resting on her chest. Her thumb was still on the trigger, which was held in the fired position. When the gun was removed from her hand, a "click" could be heard as the trigger moved towards the forward position. The bullet's path indicated that she was shot while she lay on her back on the bed. Blood soaked the bed linen and mattress.
The woman was dressed in a black thigh-length cotton jacket, black silk pajama shorts, stockings, and black pumps. Both key cards were still in the room. Police confirmed that the door was double-locked from inside. There was no way for someone to lock it from the outside. It appeared that she did not want to be disturbed. There was no evidence that anyone else had been in the room. There were no signs of a struggle or forced entry. The people in the rooms around her heard nothing unusual. What was found in the room indicated that she was the only one living there.
Police discovered that two bullets had been fired from the woman's gun. The other one went through her pillow, mattress, and bed, apparently done as a "test firing." It was found embedded in the floor, only a few centimeters away from the one that killed her. Police theorized that she used the pillow as a silencer. A burn mark on it showed that she had flipped it over after she fired the shot.
According to Officer Kristiansen, police discovered that the woman had rarely left her room while she was there. There was no evidence that anyone entered the room around the time of her death. According to Lars Christian Wegner, journalist for "Verdens Gang" (VG) newspaper, the police theory was that the woman had stuck to herself. She was alone and spent almost her entire time in Oslo in her hotel room, preparing for her death.
A crime scene report concluded that it was "overwhelmingly likely" that the woman committed suicide. In the hotel's internal report, it says that police were "99.9% sure it was a suicide." As a result, they did not take the bed's sheets or pillows. They also did not question many witnesses at the hotel or secure the room for too long.
When investigators went through the room, they could not find any evidence that would lead to the woman’s identity. There were no credit cards, driver’s license, plane tickets, handbag, wallet, money, pictures, car keys, or house keys, even though people normally bring those items with them. There was no toothbrush, hairbrush, cosmetics, or toiletries. There were no books or magazines either. Officer Kristiansen says that they did not find any kind of I.D. card, not even a passport. He says that that was rare because people usually need a passport to go to Norway.
Police looked at the woman's clothes. They found one odd thing: all of the labels had been removed. Only one piece of clothing, a gray women's blazer hanging in the closet, was traced: it was from German fashion house René Lezard. It had been sold in Germany. It appeared that the label was impossible to remove without destroying the blazer's lining. The woman had sweaters, trench coats, jackets, and many other clothes for her upper body. Strangely, she had brought nothing extra to wear from the waist down (such as trousers, skirts, or dresses). She had no extra underwear or shoes. Police theorize that she may have gotten rid of some of her belongings before her death.
In the room, police found Ungaro Pour L’Homme 1 cologne, which is made for men. They also found a turquoise-green Travelite cloth travel bag and a black Braun Büffel attaché case. Both bags were German, the latter being produced in the late 1980s. Three empty soda bottles and an opened bag of chips were found on a counter. They had been taken from the room's mini-bar on Friday and Saturday. An ironing board and iron were also found in the room. However, the room did not originally come with them. It is possible that the woman ordered them from the front desk.
According to Wegner, there were some other strange things about the woman and her stay at the hotel. When housekeepers were in her room, they were surprised at how tidy it was, as if no one was staying there. Also, she was able to get a room without giving any identification. She did not have to show her passport. She did not have to show a credit card. She did not have to pay in advance. Wegner thought that was strange since it was a five-star hotel that had many famous people stay there; normally, they were pretty strict about security. He says that what they did with her broke all of their rules.
The only thing that was known about the woman was the information she gave on the hotel registration card. Her name was listed as "Jennifer Fairgate"; however, she spelled it twice as "Fergate" on hotel paperwork. Her date of birth was listed as August 23, 1973. Her telephone number was listed as +35-68 32 6548. Her home address was listed as 148 Rue De La Station in Verlaine, a tiny village in Belgium. Her place of employment is listed as "Cerbis."
Oslo police informed Belgian police about Jennifer’s death. They hoped that Belgian police would notify her family. It was soon discovered that there was no family to notify because "Jennifer Fairgate" did not exist. She had checked in under a false name. All of the other registration information seemed to be false as well. The postal code listed was incorrect. The phone number was a fake. The company "Cerbis" also did not exist; however, a Belgian company with a similar name does exist. Police learned that she had called two numbers in Belgium from her hotel room. The numbers were identical, except for one digit; it was determined that neither of them existed.
Police looked for fingerprints in the room; they only found ones belonging to Jennifer. The prints were run through Interpol. No matches were found. No prints were found on the gun; however, according to police, it is difficult to get prints off of a weapon. Because of the bizarre nature of the case, they started to wonder if her death was not a suicide.
Police discovered that Jennifer had called the hotel on May 22 and booked her room. The front desk operator said that she spoke English and it did not seem like she was calling from a phone booth, as no noise was heard in the background. She did not seem concerned about the price. On the afternoon of May 31, she called the hotel again; this time, she was speaking German. She changed her arrival date to that evening. She also told them that she was coming with a "Lois Fairgate." That name was also written on the registration card. One of the front desk operators remembered seeing a dark-haired man standing beside Jennifer either when she checked in or when she went to the desk to exchange currency later that evening. After that sighting, "Lois" was not seen again.
The hotel had tight security and several cameras. However, because the police believed that it was a suicide, they did not review the camera footage. There are no other signs of "Lois’s" existence. Officer Kristiansen says that they tried with Belgium and Interpol but got no more information about "Lois." It is not known if he even existed in the first place.
Wegner thinks that the story of Jennifer’s death is very weird. He says that there are so many questions and so few answers. But the main question is: what is her identity? He hoped that missing persons reports could help identify her. However, it appears that no one from her family has ever reported her missing.
For the next few weeks following Jennifer’s death, police investigated it as a homicide. However, the investigation did not bring in any new information. They then went back to their original theory, that it was a suicide. They based it on the following: the double-locked door with both key cards inside the room; the silence noticed by Espen right after the shot; the lack of any sign of struggle in the room; and the lack of other injury to her. It has been speculated that she was depressed or had psychiatric problems. She may have wanted to die alone and did not want anyone to find her.
Police kept Jennifer’s body for one year in the hopes that she would be identified. Unfortunately, that did not happen. In 1996, they closed the case and decided that they had to bury her. On June 26, she was buried in a pauper's grave in Vestre Gravlund, a cemetery in Oslo. There was no funeral, priest, headstone, or mourners; just a coffin and the pallbearers.
Just two months after the burial, the chief of police ordered the disposal of evidence collected during the investigation, including: Jennifer's personal items (her clothing and bags), the room's bedspread, the gun, and skin samples taken from her hands (no other samples were taken from her body). Valuable items, such as her ring, earring, and watch, were sold at auction. Fortunately, it was later discovered that the gun had actually been kept by police.
Wegner became involved in Jennifer’s story after he started doing a series on missing persons and unidentified bodies in Norway. He felt that her story was one that he had to do. He believes that every life matters. He thinks that she deserves to have a headstone with her name on it. And he thinks her family deserves to know what happened to her.
In 1996, Wegner wrote a story about Jennifer which was released in a local newspaper. He kept his notes about the case in a desk drawer. Over the next twenty years, from time to time, he would take the story out because it was an intriguing one. It was a "real-life mystery" that people would be interested in. He believed that if he could spread the story wide enough, someone could give him valuable information about her life that would help explain what happened to her.
Wegner traveled to Verlaine, Belgium - the village listed on the registration card - in hopes of finding some trace of Jennifer there. He believes that there is a reason that she chose the village to write down. He asked a local journalist, Cedric Lagast, to do some research about the case and talk with people in the area to see if they had heard about it.
Wegner and Lagast talked to Hubert Jonet, mayor of Verlaine. He had lived in the area all of his life. They showed him a sketch of Jennifer and asked if he recognized her. He said that he did not. Lagast showed the sketch to several others in the town; a few people recognized her as a resident's sister-in-law. However, the sister-in-law was located alive and well. Interestingly, she did look a lot like Jennifer. But she said that she did not have any missing relatives. They next tried to find the address listed on the registration card. Although the street existed, the exact address did not. They also searched birth records for the town; they found that no one was born there on her alleged date of birth.
Wegner and Lagast concluded that Jennifer was not from Verlaine. However, they believe that she had some connection to the village, since she knew about the street "Rue De La Station." They also believe she has a "working knowledge" of Belgium. The phone numbers she listed were consistent with the area. The area code she listed is wrong for Verlaine, but is used in another area. The six-digit local number exists in two different places; however, when contacted, neither person knew anything about Jennifer.
The zone and area codes from the numbers Jennifer tried to call were for Jemeppe, a town seventeen kilometers away. A Belgian telecom company suggested seven phone numbers that nearly matched the ones that she tried to call. All were located in the neighboring towns of Grâce-Hollogne and Seraing. Wegner looked into those areas, but no new information came to light.
Wegner says that Jennifer was very successful at hiding her identity. He says that there are no traces or paths to follow. It is like "following a ghost." He thinks it is strange that no one has been able to recognize her. Sketches have been made of her. Her story has been widely published in several languages and in several countries. He says that she must have had friends, classmates, lovers, boyfriends, etc. He is certain that someone knows her.
The police theory is that Jennifer might have been depressed and wanted to take her own life. Wegner has doubts about this. He notes that she had apparently gotten a shower prior to her death. The hotel's bathrobe was laying on one of the beds. In the bathroom, a used towel was laying on the floor mat. Next to the sink was a bar of soap and an open bottle of shampoo. She was neatly dressed all in black with her high-heeled shoes on. She was wearing eye makeup. She looked like she was about to go out for the night.
The weapon used was a 9-millimeter semi-automatic Browning pistol. It was manufactured in Herstal, Belgium, in 1990 or 1991. Wegner says that it is a very powerful and reliable weapon. It is often used by police, the military, and criminals. Its serial numbers were removed "professionally" with acid (some numbers were later able to be recovered). Strangely, her Braun Büffel attaché case had twenty-five bullets and nothing else in it. And the gun's magazine had seven more bullets in it. Obviously, she did not need that many bullets to kill herself.
Several weapons experts told Wegner that the gun was significantly older than police believed. One expert claims that the gun was not an authentic Browning pistol, but was instead a Hungarian copy from the 1960s or 1970s that was made of parts from several weapons. He believes that the gun was produced by the Hungarian factory "FEG" and was used as a military weapon. However, he also believes that the barrel was produced at the Browning factory in Belgium in 1990 or 1991. To him, it appears that the gun was not well-maintained, suggesting that it may have been used by criminals.
Wegner notes that Jennifer was not very tall and had small hands. He says that she had a "very special hand grip" on the gun. She did not have the "usual" grip. She had an opposite one, with the thumb on the trigger and her fingers on the other side of the handle. He does not understand how she was able to hold onto such a powerful weapon with such a strange grip.
Retired crime scene investigator Geir Skauge says that the gun is a "tough" one with a very strong recoil. It is heavy, powerful, and more of an "assault weapon" than one you would protect yourself with. He says that normally, the weapon would be "thrown away" from the body after it is discharged. When a person fires the gun, the recoil pushes it back. He thinks it is very odd that the gun did not fall out of Jennifer’s hand. He notes that the recoil would also cause scratches or other marks to the hand; however, none were found. He thinks a second person was there that night.
Dr. Torleiv Ole Rognum, Chief Pathologist at Oslo University Hospital, says that Jennifer’s death could have been a suicide, except for the fact that there were no blood spots on her hand. He thinks that, in most cases, when people commit suicide, they are shaky, which causes them to put one hand around the barrel when they point the weapon at their head. As a result, there would be blood spots and soot deposits on their hands.
However, no blood, soot, or gunshot residue was found on Jennifer’s hands. It was the first time he had ever seen that in a suicide. He notes that there were blood spots in other parts of the room, including the bed, the pillow, the phone, a bedside table, a wall, and the ceiling. However, nothing was found on her hands. He thinks that homicide cannot be excluded in her case. Police have noted that gunshot residue is not always found on the hands of suicide victims; in this case, the way Jennifer held the gun may have prevented any residue from coming onto her hands.
Wegner decided to reconstruct the crime scene. He consulted criminal experts, including Per Iversen, an experienced investigator. Iversen thought it was strange that there was no blood on Jennifer’s hands or on the gun. He says that blood would have also been found on her chest and on her clothes if nothing was blocking it.
Iversen theorizes that the killer held Jennifer’s arms down with his knees. He put his hand over her face and pushed it back so that her head was in the right position. He then fired and placed the gun in her hand. Wegner asked why she would not have fought back, noting that there were no signs of struggle in the room. Iversen suggested that she may have been unconscious (possibly drugged) at the time of the shooting. Wegner says that according to the toxicology report, police only tested her for alcohol. Iversen believes, based on the evidence, that she was murdered.
To better understand what happened in the room, Wegner decided to draw a timeline of events. He says it was an easy one to draw because Jennifer’s key card registered every time she used it to enter the room. However, it does not register whenever one exits the room. She entered the room for the first time on Wednesday, May 31, at 10:44pm. She entered again on Thursday at 12:21am, Thursday at 8:34am, Friday at 8:50am, and Friday at 11:03am. She did not use her card after that.
A message that was sent to Jennifer's TV on Thursday afternoon was not answered until Friday morning. A second message, sent on Friday night, was answered just minutes after it was sent. She used the hotel's pay-tv twice: once on Friday and once on Saturday. Because she did not enter her room too often, police theorized that she spent most of her time there, preparing for her suicide.
Wegner learned more about Jennifer’s stay from several witnesses. When two hotel maids visited her room shortly before 1pm on Thursday, it was empty. That would mean that no one was in the room from Thursday morning until 8:50am on Friday, when she used her key card to enter. No one knows where she was during that twenty-hour period. Did she know someone in Oslo? Was someone else with her during her visit? Did she wander around Oslo all day and all night?
While in the room, one of the maids also noticed a nice pair of shoes that Jennifer had. When her body was found, the shoes were missing. The maid confirmed that the ones she had seen were different than the ones that Jennifer was wearing. The maid also noticed that one of the sets of sheets for the beds was unused. She placed it in the closet. However, when Jennifer's body was found, both sets of sheets were on the beds. The sheets looked disheveled. On Friday morning, a hotel employee witnessed Jennifer entering her room and placing the "Do Not Disturb" sign on her door. After that, she apparently never left her room again.
Another witness, Kristin Andersen, worked in room service at the hotel. She is believed to have been the last person to see Jennifer alive. At 8:06pm on Friday, Jennifer ordered a “Hotbite” of bratwurst and potato salad. She put the meal on her room tab (even though the hotel still did not have a credit card on file for her). When Kristin brought the food into the room at 8:23pm, she noticed that it was very tidy, "almost sterile." It looked untouched, as did the bed. According to her, Jennifer was "not interested in small talk." However, Jennifer did give her a fifty kroner tip before she left (this is apparently a large tip; it was also the only cash that police have tied to her).
At the time, Jennifer was wearing a long skirt and had a suitcase; both were missing from her room after her death. When her body was discovered, the meal she ordered was found in the room, half-eaten. Interestingly, Jennifer's autopsy showed that the meal was still undigested in her stomach. This meant that she either died on Friday night or ate her meal almost twenty-four hours after it was delivered.
Wegner has several theories as to why Jennifer was in Oslo: she may have been involved in drug smuggling; she may have been a flight attendant (she matched the general description of the ones that stayed at the hotel); she may have been a "top-class" prostitute; she may have been a secret agent for another country's intelligence service; or she may have been an assassin. However, no evidence has been found to support these theories.
The Plaza Hotel was the top luxury hotel in Oslo at the time. Several country leaders and "influential" people had stayed there. Several international top political meetings had been held there. Secret negotiations between Israel and Palestinian authorities were held there as well. These meetings were kept secret because of their internal political affairs. After the Israel-Palestinian peace talks, Norway was involved in many peacekeeping negotiations. However, at the time of Jennifer's death, there were no political meetings being held there.
Ola Kaldager was the group leader of a section of the Norwegian Intelligence Service. His section mainly worked in areas with war and crisis, such as the Middle East, Balkans, and Africa. He says that their work was a kind of "spying"; they collected information and "had people say things they don’t want to say about what’s going on." Wegner asked him what he thought about the case. He says it is very unlikely that Jennifer's death was a suicide. He believes that it was a "very well carried out intelligence operation." He is not certain exactly what happened to her, but he has a feeling that she was executed by an assassin.
Kaldager says that it is "more or less impossible" to shoot yourself in the head in the way that Jennifer allegedly did. He notes that the registration number was removed from the weapon using acid. He says that this is typical when an illegal weapon is involved. To him, it appears that the number was removed in a professional way. The number is very deeply ingrained in the weapon. Professionals, such as intelligence agents, would know how deep to go to remove it.
Kaldager says that removing labels from clothing is a normal procedure in the intelligence service. They do not want the police to be able to trace the clothing back to the country of origin. He says that Jennifer being absent from the hotel for a long period of time is very common as well. He believes that she went to a second location, which is where an agent would go if something should happen. He says that the door being locked from the inside "means nothing." According to him, professional intelligence organizations have no problems with opening locked doors. It is very hard to find out if someone manipulated the door; they are very good at hiding it.
Kaldager thinks that Jennifer's death was a professional operation because all of the evidence was removed. He believes that someone "cleaned up the case" afterwards. No family members ever came asking for her. There were no traces left of who she was. He says that if she was an intelligence agent and was killed in that way, both sides would be very quiet about it. The government would go to the family, give them money, and tell them to "keep quiet…your daughter is a hero." They would then take care of her family for the rest of their lives; that is very common for professional intelligence organizations.
Wegner still does not understand how Jennifer was able to check into the hotel without any sort of identification. He does not understand why she had many clothes for the upper body, but nothing for the waist down. He says that there are so many strange and peculiar things with her story. He wonders if there is anything more or anything new that could be done with it.
Wegner notes that there is new technology that did not exist in 1995. One thing that police did not collect at the time was Jennifer’s DNA; DNA testing was not commonly used by Norwegian police at the time. A blood sample of hers had initially been kept. However, that was destroyed in 1996 after she was buried. Police also destroyed all of the evidence in the case because they had ruled it a suicide. As a result, the only way to get her DNA was to exhume her body.
On November 16, 2016, Jennifer’s body was exhumed from her grave. Wegner hoped that something would be found that would help lead to her identity. Skauge was surprised that there was "so much left of her" after twenty-five years. Fortunately, police were able to get a full DNA profile from her remains. They sent the DNA for analysis. The results showed that she was of European heritage. Isotope analysis indicated that she most likely lived in northern Germany at a young age.
One of the front desk operators said that Jennifer spoke German with an eastern German accent. So, she might have been from East Germany or at least lived there for some part of her life. Unfortunately, the police have not been able to identify her through DNA because no matching profiles were found. It appears that no one ever reported her missing. However, it has been noted that missing persons reports were not always taken seriously at the time. Families were usually told to wait twenty-four hours before reporting their loved one missing. Communication between different countries was also poor at the time. It is possible that she was reported missing somewhere, but the report never made it to the centralized missing person registries.
VG asked police to have new height measurements performed on Jennifer's remains. Her autopsy indicated that she was 5'2". The new measurements came to a similar conclusion; however, they suggested that she may have been 5'3" or a bit taller.
Wegner wondered if there were any other ways to determine Jennifer’s identity. On her registration card, she claimed to be twenty-one. At the autopsy, the doctor determined that she was about thirty, plus or minus five years. Wegner wondered if they could determine her age more precisely. Henrik Druid, a Swedish professor and forensic expert, told him that there was another way of determining her age.
Druid says that during the Cold War, between 1955 and 1963, there were above-ground nuclear test bomb detonations across the globe. These detonations created an increase in the C-14 levels in the atmosphere. Certain structures, like enamel in teeth, will incorporate the C-14 that was in the atmosphere at that time. So, they can use teeth to birth-date an individual by looking at the C-14 content compared with the atmospheric levels.
In early 2018, Druid and his team determined that Jennifer was most likely born in 1971, which would make her twenty-four at the time of her death. Wegner believes that this has brought them closer to the solution of this mystery. Assuming a margin of error, she is believed to have been born between 1970 and 1972. She most likely lived in East Germany in her childhood and youth.
A large amount of evidence seems to indicate that Jennifer lived in Germany at some point. Numbers on her ring indicate that it was from there. Investigators believe it was most likely sold to her at a discount store or shopping center. Her handwriting suggests that she was from there. The isotope analysis indicated that she lived there as a child and a teenager. Her attaché case and blazer were from German manufacturers. Her turquoise-green travel bag was made by Travelite, a German company. The type of dental work done on her was popular there. Finally, witnesses confirmed that she spoke German.
Wegner decided to work with Europe’s largest newspaper, the Bild-Zeitung, in Berlin. About ten million people read it daily. He hoped that someone would recognize Jennifer. They received many tips and information; however, nothing has helped them solve the case yet. Wegner has also looked into the possibility of police using genetic genealogy to try and identify her. It has not yet been used in Norway. Police are currently looking into it and are planning to conduct a comprehensive study of DNA in criminal cases. However, this work may take several years.
Wegner thinks it is important for society to try and solve cases like Jennifer’s. He believes that she deserves to have her name on a gravestone. He thinks that the only way this case will be solved is if someone recognizes her. He is certain that there are people out there who know who she is.
Suspects: None known; although police have ruled Jennifer's death a suicide, some believe that she was murdered. One theory is that she was a spy and was assassinated in a "professional operation."
The man known as "Lois Fairgate" has never been identified or located. He was described as 6'1" and between thirty-five and forty (in 1995).
In Jennifer's room, a newspaper bag was found with the newspaper USA Today in it. The number "2816" was marked on the bag. An unidentified fingerprint was on it. However, at the time, no one checked to see who was in room 2816. It is not known why the woman had the bag in her room. By the time of Wegner's investigation, the hotel no longer had its registration from 1995. As a result, no one knows who was staying in room 2816 or if they had anything to do with the case. However, a woman staying in the room next to 2816 did call police after Jennifer's death to report a "suspicious" foreign couple and sounds of banging coming from a nearby room.
A Belgian man known as "Mr. F" stayed in the room across the hall from Jennifer's on the night of Friday, June 2. He was in Oslo for a business trip. Police did not speak with him at the time. Wegner was able to track him down and question him about the case. He said that he remembered being asked by one of the hotel desk operators about her death. However, it was discovered that he left before her body was found. When this discrepancy was brought up, he said, "I don’t know anything about that. I just remember they asked me. That’s all I know."
Extra Notes:

  • This case was released on October 19, 2020 as a part of the second volume of the Netflix reboot of Unsolved Mysteries.
  • Although the woman's real identity is unknown, she is referred to as "Jennifer" throughout most of this write-up.
  • For reasons unknown, the hotel refused to let any employees talk to VG about the case.
  • There are similarities between this case and the ones of the "Kambo Man" and the Isdal Woman. All are believed to have been spies who died under mysterious circumstances in Norway. They all also have connections to Belgium.

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