On November 29, 1970, a family on a Sunday hike in Bergen, Norway discovered the body of a woman wedged between large rocks.
One of the first people on the scene was Police Lawyer Carl Halvor Aas. He said that one of the first he noticed was the strong scent of burnt flesh. She was referred to as the Isdal Woman.
The women's body was severely burned and her arms were in the "boxer" position in the air, which is common in burned bodies.
The front of her body and face were burned beyond recognition, but the backside was not burned.
Items recovered from the body and scene included jewelry, a broke an umbrella, bottles, a watch, remnants of nylon stockings, and rubber boots.
The jewelry and watch were found beside the body, as if they'd been placed there. All of the identifying labels on her clothes had been removed and the bottles found with the body had their labels rubbed off.
An autopsy on the body revealed around 50-70 sleeping pills in her stomach.
Her bloodstream hadn't fully absorbed the pills before her death. They also found smoke particles in her lungs, indicating that she was still alive while she burned.
Three days after the body was found, two suitcases were discovered at a train station.
Inside of one suitcase was a pair of non-prescription glasses with a fingerprint on the lens. The fingerprint matched the Isdal Woman's body, linking her to the suitcases and the items inside of them.