Missing millionaire: Ransom note found demanding €9 million in Monero

09 Jan, 2019 | Updated: 09 Jan, 2019
by Will Heasman
Missing millionaire: Ransom note found demanding €9 million in Monero

According to a report by CCN, An 88-year-old woman known as Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen has been missing since the 31st October 2018, now, police reveal that kidnappers have asked for €9 million in the privacy based cryptocurrency, Monero (XMR).

Mrs. Hagan’s Husband, Tom Hagan is said to be Norway’s 172 richest people, making it clear as to how, and why, kidnappers chose their target.

Since the disappearance Norwegian officials have kept details to a minimum due to the nature of the kidnapping. However, now they believe the public may be able to help…

Mrs. Hagen was attacked in the bathroom of her home, but police found no evidence of forced entry.

On his return home, Mr. Hagen found the ransom note, which relayed the demand of €9 million in XMR. The note also threatened that Mrs. Hagen would be killed if the police became involved.

Tom Hagen is worth an estimated 1.7 billion NOK, an equivalent of $200 million, accruing his fortune from his ventures in real estate, and further investment in a major Norwegen energy company.

Redditors in Monero’s subreddit were quick to give their thoughts on the matter:

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