|The mystery deepens in case of missing architect.|
Police are now checking all aspects of a missing architect's finances. Her live-in boyfriend has reportedly told police that spare cash they were stashing in a jar at home disappeared when she did.
Police, reports newspaper VG, are now checking links between the missing money and statements from the missing woman's friends that she was interested in gambling and money games. A police spokesman, however, declined to confirm or deny VG's information 'for various reasons.'
Police have confirmed they are closely examining the private finances of Benedicte Maxwell Iversen, 28, who disappeared April 1. The largest manhunt in Norway's history has so far failed to uncover any trace of her since she last was spotted in a convenience store near her home in Oslo's Homansbyen district. The investigation into her finances, however, 'is taking time,' police said, because of the paperwork authorizations involved.
One of Iversen's girlfriends reportedly told police that the young architect was 'fascinated' by gambling, especially poker. It remained unclear whether she remained interested in gambling after finishing her architecture studies two years ago.
Police are checking whether she borrowed money unbeknownst to her boyfriend or family.
Helicopters continued to search for Iversen over forested areas around Oslo on Thursday. Scores of divers who continued searching in the fjord and local lakes reported no progress.