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One suspect arrested over the murder of two female tourists - morroco officials

One suspect arrested over the murder of two female tourists - morroco officials

Moroccan authorities on Tuesday arrested a suspect over the murder of two Scandinavian women in the High Atlas mountains, a popular trekking destination for tourists. The bodies had been found in a remote area near the village of Imlil, informed the interior Ministry in Morocco.

For the record, the inhabitants of Imlil, in the High Atlas mountain range, near North Africa's highest peak, Mount Toubkal, woke up Monday to the incident which took the lives of a Danish woman and her Norwegian friend.

The investigation launched yesterday helped to arrest the suspect in Marrakech.

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Her family had warned her against going to Morocco "because of the chaotic situation", she added. "A local guide met the tourists crying and they told him what they saw".

The other victim, 28 years old Maren Ueland, traveled from Norway with Jespersen, according to Norwegian media.

Morocco's Interior Ministry said in a statement that both women had neck wounds caused by knives. The two women studied in Norway, among other things, culture and Nature tour. They left Norway on December 9th to spend their holiday backpacking in Morocco.