Louise Borglit was 32-years-old and seven months pregnant, expecting a boy she intended to call Peter. A hard working and diligent worker, she served as a beauty consultant in the cosmetics section of a luxury department store. She had been voted as best colleague by her coworkers in 2015 and was considered well-liked with no known enemies. Following the discovery of her pregnancy, she had moved in with her sister and brother-in-law in Herlev, leaving Copenhagen. She was not in a relationship with the baby’s father.
It was about 6:30 p.m. on November 4, 2016, and Louise Borglit chose to go for a walk with Maggie, her sister’s golden retriever. It was cold and raining when she left for the park, which was only five minutes away. The sky was already dark. She didn’t come back.
At 7 o’clock, someone said they heard two screams coming from the park and saw a man running away. Another dog walker, Michael Hudlebusch, 52, a tyre fitter, saw Maggie running away ten minutes later. The animal was clearly in pain. The dog walker grabbed Maggie by the leash and led him and his girlfriend to Louise’s body, where she had been stabbed. The man called for an ambulance and tried CPR on her, but it didn’t work. At 7:36pm, paramedics pronounced her and her unborn child d*ead at the scene. Maggie always stayed by Louise’s side.
Louise had been stabbed in the chest and breast, and the cuts on her arms showed that she had tried to fight back. The knife was never found, and it’s likely that the person who did it took it. According to the tabloid Ekstra Bladet, the mur*der weapon was likely an axe. Some say an axe and a knife were both used. After that, police and the Danish military looked for the object in the park’s bushes, sewers, and a lake, but they didn’t find anything noteworthy. 46 knives have been given to police as possible suspect weapons since then, but they haven’t been matched up with anyone.
Men between the ages of 28 and 30 were seen running away from the scene. They were said to be thin, 5 feet 10 inches tall, and have golden skin. He had on a black jacket and dark trousers, and you could see a cap under his hood. Police in Denmark think that the ki*lling was random and done for no reason. There is no proof that Louise Borglit was specifically targeted. Early in the evening, it was a brazen attack on a woman with a dog who could have been a threat to the attacker. There were witnesses everywhere. They are currently working on the idea that the ki*ller probably has a mental illness. The baby’s father is not a suspect in the crime.
A reward of 84,000 kroner was offered for information that led to the arrest of a suspect, but nothing came of it, and no one has ever been caught. After a year, police released video footage from around the park that showed the man that witnesses had seen. However, nothing else happened after that.
Because of how horrible the crime was, the Danish press was very angry and the police were heavily criticised when no suspects were found. The tabloids are known for being too harsh on investigators who are working with little information. However, an analysis of the case showed that these criticisms were likely valid. After not being able to solve the case themselves, Copenhagen West Region Police asked other police forces to look into it in 2018. An investigation leader and two investigators joined those already working on the case from other police districts. When things are tough, this is done to make sure that the case doesn’t get bogged down in old threads and that officers who have been working on it for a while don’t throw their favourite theories at new team members. Through this type of peer review, it was found that the police case had major flaws. For example, the analysis of cell phone use in the area was lost because of problems with the data. The same kinds of computer data loss happened in the Emilie Meng case.
Police say they are still looking into the brutal mur*der of Louise Borglit, even though the leads seem to be drying up. New information is still being given to them. In the past year alone, 700 people have been questioned.