The search for the missing biathlon talent Eivind Sporaland continues. Now there is a new thesis on the whereabouts of the 22-year-old.
Lillehammer – There is still no trace of missing biathlete Eivind Sporaland. The 22-year-old's last sign of life came on the morning of March 19, when he had a conversation with his father and then left the house. Search operations for the Norwegian were unsuccessful. Only his car and his smartphone were found by the police. So far, however, the mobile phone has not yet been evaluated.
Biathlon talent Sporaland: Police are puzzled
"We haven't been able to open it yet. We have to crack the code to get access. That could take some time," said the responsible official Ragnhild Ouren to the Norwegian TV channel TV2. The police are following up on numerous clues, but still have no hot lead as to where Sporaland could be.
"In cases like this, when people just disappear, it's very hard to find the motive for it. This has been quite unclear since the beginning. We are not looking for a deceased person. However, we regularly assess whether we should do so. But to do this, we would need a specific area that we can search," Ouren continues.
Eivind Sporaland is still missing. © IMAGO/Javad Parsa
In the meantime, the case has received a great deal of attention in Norway. The TV channel TV2 showed the mysterious disappearance of Eivind Sporaland in the crime show "Åsted Norge", which was broadcast with the German series "Aktenzeichen XY ... unresolved".
Biathlon talent Sporaland: Is the 22-year-old no longer in Norway?
In the nationally broadcast program, lawyer Kristin Fagerheim told Hammervik that a fatal accident was the easiest guess because Sporaland had lost his smartphone and there was no access to his bank account. Without money, it would be difficult to think for weeks. Where does he get food, clothing, shelter? To the extent that he is still alive at all.
But the lawyer also said that what is important is what family and friends say: "Those who know him best know what he is capable of. They believe that he may have found shelter in a hut or perhaps even left the country," says Fagerheim Hammervik. That Sporaland may have left Norway is a completely new thesis. But here, too, the question arises as to how he managed to do this without using his bank account. (smr)