Moroccan law enforcement found the bodies of two tourists from Norway and Denmark on Monday in an isolated area in the Atlas Mountains near Imlil, a village 10 kilometers away from Mount Toubkal.
Rabat – The bodies of two female tourists of Norwegian and Danish nationalities were found Monday in the province of Al Haouz in the Marrakech-Safi region, 10 kilometers from Imlil in the Atlas Mountains, according to a statement received by Morocco World News.
The victims’ bodies had evidence of violence with knife wounds. Police opened an investigation under the supervision of the public prosecutor’s office, added the statement.
Morocco World News contacted the Danish and Norwegian embassies to ask for more information about the victims. Both embassies were unreachable.
A tourist who spoke with Morocco World News on the condition of anonymity said that the Toubkal Park was closed due to the incident.
“Our own guide has confirmed that he will need to check the status with the park authorities tomorrow morning, as we were due to trek in from Imlil tomorrow.”
The tourist said that the victims allegedly had no guide and that they were camping “somewhere near the Club Alpin Français (CAF) refuge at the base of Toubkal.”
The victims, he said, “allegedly were found decapitated, but I have no way of verifying the information.”
The crime scene was swarmed by security officials, who rushed to the crime scene to identify the possible suspects.
Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in North Africa and the Arab World, with a height of 4,167 meters. Toubkal is a popular destination for hiking and trekking.