Birna Brjansdottir, whose mysterious killing in Iceland has horrified and riveted the tiny country, where murder is exceedingly rare. Photograph: Reykjavik Metropolitan Police via The New York Times

For weeks, the people of Iceland, a small Nordic country where the police do not usually carry guns and murders are exceedingly rare, have been horri(...)

Reykjavik Police found the body of  20-year-old Birna Brjansdottir on a beach in the south of the capital   eight days after she went missing. Photograph:  Reykjavik Metropolitan Police/EPA

There are few places in the world where someone is less likely to be murdered than in Iceland. During the last two decades, an average of about two p(...)