A policeman now suspected of murdering a 33-year-old Norwegian woman was so close to the family that he was asked to carry her coffin at the funeral, TV 2 has reported.
Linn Madelen Bråthen is to be buried at 1pm on Friday afternoon at a church in the town of Stathelle, south of Oslo, after a week in which her family have succeded in convincing police to treat her death as murder.
She died on August the 4th after falling from the Brevik suspension bridge near the town.
Bråthen's friend, Tina Maabø Tellefsen, the first to realise that the policeman had been together with Bråthen on the night of her death, confirmed that he had also previously been one of six close friends asked to carry the coffin.
"Yes, it was part of the plan," she told TV 2.
Tellefsen last week found footage of the two leaving in the direction of the bridge while studying CCTV footage from the local shopping mall. Her discovery shattered the policeman's claims to have left Bråthen that night outside Strathelle Church.
Police have since arrested the man, while the victim's family have dropped plans to include him in the funeral.