Trekking through the woods outside of Bergen, Norway, a father guides his two daughters to a hill overlooking the Isdalen valley. As the lush forest gives way to a clearing, one of the girls, just 12 years old at the time, notices something laying in the rocky slope nearby. It’s a woman – and she has died in a horrific manner.
The woman’s body has been burned, her arms outstretched in what investigators would later describe as a fencing position. And the family who found her doesn’t have a cell phone, so they can’t call the police right away. Instead, they make their way back through the forest, all the while hoping that the woman’s killer isn’t lurking somewhere around them.