Beneath the body was a fur hat which was later found to have contained a small trace of petrol.
Police immediately launched a full-scale investigation. Composite sketches, based on witness descriptions and analysis of her body, were published in the Norwegian media and circulated in many countries via INTERPOL.
The last hotel the Isdal Woman stayed at was the Hotel Hordaheimen (room 407, November 19–23).
Staff told police she was good-looking and roughly 5-feet-4-inches tall, with dark brown hair and small brown eyes.
Another Hordaheimen guest told police the Isdal Woman smoked South State cigarettes (a Norwegian brand).
Staff noted the woman kept mainly to her room, and seemed to be on guard.
) is the name given to an unidentified woman who was found dead at Isdalen Valley in Bergen, Norway, on 29 November 1970.
Surely there are obviously some who probably do but is it common to see?
When she checked out of the Hordaheimen on 23 November, Isdal Woman paid her bill in cash and requested a taxi.
Her whereabouts between then and 29 November (when her body was found) are unknown.
When police spoke with him, he said he had given a similar woman a lift to Hotel Alexandra in Loen. The woman told him she was from a small town north of Johannesburg, South Africa, and she had six months to see Norway's most beautiful places.
The police checked the woman the photographer named in South Africa - and she was not reported missing. Police learned "Isdal Woman" had traveled around Norway and Europe with at least eight false passports.