Morocco arrests suspect after murder of two Scandinavian women

December 18, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Morocco arrests suspect after murder of two Scandinavian womenSITUATION

Two Scandinavian women were found dead on Monday with cuts on their necks in an isolated region of Morocco’s High Atlas mountain range. The two tourists were from Denmark and Norway. Their bodies were found in a remote mountainous region near the village of Imlil. This is typically the starting point for treks to Mount Toubkal which happens to be North Africa’s highest peak. A suspect was reportedly arrested with connection with the case on Tuesday morning. Norwegian newspaper VG reported the death of both women. The women were in their 20s were discovered dead in a tent they were sharing. The pair had been on a backpacking holiday. A man who runs a local guiding service received the message from one of his tour guides who had been in Marrakech. It is believed that this crime couldn’t have been committed by a local.


Tourism is an interactive relationship among tourists, local businesses, host governments and communities. The tourist is an accidental victim, in the wrong place at the wrong time, targeted as an easy mark. The physical characteristics of tourist locations may also contribute to crime. Tourists are more prone to taking risks while on vacation, and less likely to observe safety precautions. It is worth noting that tourists may be the perpetrators, as well as the victims, of crime. The tourist culture can lessen tourists sense of responsibility. They may riot at sporting events, for example, or cause disturbances on aircraft. They may also solicit prostitutes, buy illegal drugs, or smuggle goods out of the country. Furthermore, terrorists may pretend to be tourists (to target legitimate ones).

Tourists often fail to read the travel advisories, report their itineraries to their respective Embassies and High Commissions. They are often scammed by tour guides as well. Thus, in crimes involving tourists in foreign lands, it is all the very difficult to trace the culprits. Tourists fall prey to a host of crimes some of which even have fancy names, namely the distraction scam, the inside job, the wrong change scam, the opportunists, the classic pickpocket, the inflated price scam, the forced tip, the classic mugging amongst others.

Crimes against tourists have a multiplicative effect on the tourism and reputation of the country. By solving this crime, law enforcement agencies not only save unwary tourists but also help protect the respective country’s tourism earnings.


The investigation of crimes like the brutal murder of the two tourists is hard to solve. It becomes more complicated because of the attention of the public and their demand for swift closure, despite the lack of substantial evidence or clues. Using conventional solutions to solve this crime may take an unprecedented amount of time, in light of the absence of leads and many suspects. An effective solution is to utilize a technology which can effectively help deliver justice in a time-bound manner. Brainwave Science newest technology called iCognative can accurately deliver results to support the investigation

iCognative can determine with over 99% accuracy if the subject possesses crime specific knowledge or not. Conventional investigative and interrogative techniques cannot provide such intelligence. The time-consuming nature of these techniques delays justice and effectively denies it. On the other hand, Brain Fingerprinting provides guaranteed results shortly after a 45-minute test with accurate intelligence for law enforcement agencies. This enables them to investigate in the right direction, save money, time and resources. iCognative is applicable in over 85% of criminal as well as civil cases wherever some evidence can be collected.

In the case of the murder of the two Scandinavian women, a 45-minute long iCognative test can help the Moroccan police to identify if the arrested suspect has awareness of crime-specific knowledge. The investigator needs to upload case-related and confidential crime-related information onto the iCognative system.

The real perpetrator will be aware of time, date, the method the exact location of the murder. Also, the culprit will readily recognize the picture of the victim’s body, the clothes, injury marks and the murder weapon. iCognative system uses a proprietary headset to record and analyse the brain responses of the test subject when the crime-related stimuli in the form of images, words and phrases are projected on the computer linked screen. The system analyses the brainwaves and determines with over 99% accuracy if the information under question is present in the suspect’s brain or not.

Brainwave Science’s iCognative can help the authorities to effectively reduce and eliminate crime against unwary and innocent tourists.

Main Source Al Jazeera

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