Killer Revealed in the Last Episode of ‘Forbrydelsen’
SPOILER: Vagn Skaerbaek worked as a removal man at Theis Larson’s business and was also his oldest and closest friend. He killed the daughter of Theis and Pernille because he was sure they would be as upset as he was that Nanna was about to run off and marry a “raghead.” (The confession comes at about the 4 minute mark of this clip from the final episode of Forbrydelsen.)
Vagn (pronounced “Vaughn”) knew Nanna was eloping because he was told where she was by Leon Frevert – a co-worker in the Birk Larsen Removal company and part-time taxi driver. Leon dropped her at the flat used by Troels Hartmann’s party, with instructions to wait for her so she could be driven to the train station, but as it was a busy Friday night he couldn’t wait long and left.
Leon was trying to notify Birk Larsen and his wife Pernille of their daughter’s plans to elope, but the company phone was diverted to Vagn as the Larsens were out of town and Vagn was second in command.
Nanna went back to the flat because she had left her passport there during one of her trysts with politician Jens Holck, and needed the passport to elope. That is where Vagn found her then confronted and assaulted her, leaving a bloody mess.
Then taking the keys to one of Hartmann’s fleet of cars, which Troels had drunkenly left in the flat, Vagn then took Nanna in that car and kept her captive overnight in the cellar of the Birk Larsens’ new house, which at the time was still being renovated.
Vagn kept her in the cellar overnight as Nanna continued to bleed and dropped her passport, which proved to be vital evidence towards the end of the investigation to both Lund and Nanna’s mother Pernille.
The next day Vagn drove out to the woods where Nanna momentarily escaped, before being placed in the trunk of Harmann’s car. Vagn then sent the car out into the water and Nanna drowned.