The Enigmatic Death of the Isdal Woman

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  • Published on Feb 16, 2018

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  • I think it's very possible that she could have been a spy. Eventually, she realized that someone was on her trail and the only way to escape capture and possible torture was to commit suicide before she could be cought. So she took the sleeping pills, and once she felt like she wouldn't feel the pain of the fire, burned herself in an attempt to hide her identity. The bruise was probably from an earlier time, possibly a run in with the person/people she was hiding from. Also, the jewelry was probably removed before her suicide. As for the luggage, she probably dropped them at the station when she realized she was being followed. In my mind, it all adds up.

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  • Or she wasn't an agent at all. She could have delusions and thought she was being followed, it would explain her erratic behavior, and she'd set herself on fire if the sleeping pills messed with her thought process. She sounds like she might have had some kind of psychosis, then took her own life in a way that would avoid her being recognized.


  • If I were a spy that wanted to commit suicide, I would want to get rid of my body. Mabey she tried to burn away the evidence that she even existed but failed

  • Whether suicide or murder, the fire seems more to prevent her ever being identified. It clearly worked

  • Love me a good spy story

  • Garlic was not a common “spice” in Norway until the 90`s. It was not popular to use in many dishes, and many had not tasted garlic in the 70`s. I can assume that this is the reason the man in Stavanger did not know what garlic was when he smelled it.

  • I spent 30 years in the medical field (civilian/military). I’ve smelled burnt flesh. It will make your stomach turn. It smells like burnt, decomposed, spoiled chicken. It’s a smell you cannot erase from your memory. The reason the arms flex up: As fire burns, muscles & joints contract upward into what is called (internally/medical underground) “Fire Death Pose”. The presence of that much Letrozole (Femara), yet it not being distributed into her system possibly indicates she was force fed them, then when she was passive to resist, someone or some persons attempted to emoulate her. Were her fingerprints shaved off pre-or post mortem? Too many questions, too much vital info (per NRK podcast) has been lost.

  • Garlic? Bruised neck? Vampire obviously

  • "Breadsticks, boots, burning myself alive" is going to be my tinder bio

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    Breadsticks, boots...... burning myself alive

  • For me there are 2 reasons why she took pills.

  • seems like a case for C. C. Tinsley

  • I'm way late and just revisiting old episodes, but what if she was a high profile/wealthy person who was in a witness protection program? She was being sought out to be killed because of what her high hierarchical family did to some one or some organization, and the protection program was trying to get her out of the country or transport her to a safe place. They gave her instructions and the means and to move from place to place without being found out. This could be a good reason as to why she didn't have a good grasp on the English language. She maybe wasn't a spy, but someone in a witness protection program who finally got caught and murdered by whoever was after her.

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  • Yes, burning flesh smells like barbecue. Preserved flesh smells like beef jerky (which is a reason I can't eat it anymore). I went to an anatomical exhibit for a physiology class, and the whole exhibition area smelled like cooking meat. I was vegan for two weeks.

  • A apple a day keeps the doctor away.

  • Wait she had passports right .... so wouldn’t that like have here photo in it ?

  • This case is uncannily similar to the Somerton man case in Australia (also thought to be a possible spy — I think that case is dated to 1948). In fact many details are identical: tags cut out of clothes, strangely well dressed for location, suitcase found later with items suggesting possible espionage connection, sheet with codes, apparently killed by some kind of poison in a very high dose (this woman had the large amount of pills in her system).