Missing Norwegian girls in Turkey found after 4 days – with black-dyed hair
MERSİN – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoTwo Norwegian teenage girls missing for four days in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have been found in neighboring Mersin province - with their hair dyed black.
Mia Emilie Haugen, 15, arrived in Turkey to visit her mother who lives in Antalya’s Alanya district.
Mia and her friend Ida Marie Norland, 15, who was also vacationing in Alanya, went missing after arranging to meet on Aug. 8.
Four days after the girls went missing, police received a call around 5 a.m. from a coffee shop employee who thought the behavior of two teenage customers was suspicious.
Policemen arrived at the scene and determined the girls were the missing Norwegian teens, though their hair was dyed black.
Once their identities were revealed, the girls were brought to the juvenile police branch in Mersin to have their testimony taken. They were later transferred to a state hospital to undergo medical examination.
The Haugen and Norland families, who have been working with the local police and posting on social media ever since their children went missing, were notified that their daughters were found.
Lila Litta Hoholm, Mia’s mother, previously stated that Mia’s ex-boyfriend had been in contact with her daughter and informed Hoholm that her child’s hair was now dyed black. No information has been provided on the girls’ decision to change their hair color.
Photo of the girls before they went missing.