Norwegian Police End Search as Last Shooting Victim Found

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on July 28 2011 12:16 PM
People pay their respects for victims in last Friday's killing spree and bomb attack, at temporary memorial site on shore in front of Utoeya island
People pay their respects for the victims in last Friday's killing spree and bomb attack, at a temporary memorial site on the shore in front of Utoeya island northwest of Oslo July 27, 2011. The Norwegian anti-Islamic zealot who killed 76 people claims he worked with others, but finding far-right groups in their mainly online haunts will be tough for police who for years gave Islamist militants top priority. Police and experts point to the Internet's role in spreading the racist material that shaped killer Anders Behring Breivik's extreme views, but also highlight the difficulty in policing dynamic online forums without undermining civil liberties. REUTERS

Norwegian police ended their search for bodies in waters around Utøya Island Thursday. The last unaccounted-for camper -- a Georgian student named Tamta Liparteliani -- was discovered dead, according to rescuers from Norway and Georgia.

"The search at Utøya has been completed, " the police chief-of-staff, Johan Fredriksen, told a press conference.

The island was the scene of one of Anders Behring Breivik's two frightful attacks Friday.

Breivik, who was dressed as a police officer, opened fire on the government-sponsored summer retreat, killing 68 people. Hours before, he detonated a bomb outside of Norway's government headquarters, killing eight.

Liparteliani's body was found by divers at the bottom to the lake. She had a gunshot wound in her back, police revealed Thursday.

“Our worst fears were confirmed,” Nino Kalandadze, the Georgian deputy foreign minister, said Thursday. “We were notified [by the Norwegian authorities] this morning, that the girl was identified as being among the dead. It’s a huge tragedy for all of us.”

Breivik is currently being held in solitary confinement in an Oslo jail. He was apprehended by Norway's national guard on Friday, while he was still roaming the island. Police said they are beginning a second round of questioning Friday.

Although he has already admitted to the attacks, Breivik claims that he did not work alone. Police are investigation possible connections to far-right wing organizations in Europe, but suspect that Breivik's mission was a solo one.

Breivik sent out a 1,500-page manifesto titled "2083: A European Declaration of Independence" in which he laid out his plans for a European revolution.

Citing a conspiracy to turn Europe into an Islamic empire, Breivik claims to be the first crusader in the war to take back Europe for ethnic Europeans. The often rambling and disjointed tome makes references to a number of historical events, as well as outlines a long and bloodly struggle that will go on for decades.

Authorities identified Liparteliani by her fingerprints. A second Georgian student survived the attack.

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