Sugar Paper Theories
Sugar Paper Theories

with essay by Prof Gisli Gudjónsson

46 colour photographs, 37 black & white photographs sourced from original police files
8 illustrations, 9 press cuttings
31cm x 23cm
Perfect bound card cover with silk screened cloth spine
Published by HEREPRESS & The Photographers Gallery

Edition of 1000

Conspiracy Theorist's Desk
Conspiracy Theorist's Desk
Stockfish, outskirts of Reykjavík
Stockfish, outskirts of Reykjavík
Keflavik harbour
Keflavik harbour
Karl Schütz’s Task Force, August 1976
Karl Schütz’s Task Force, August 1976

Sitting from left: Orn Hoskuldsson, chief representative Reykjavik criminal court; Halldor Thorbjornsson, chief justice, Reykjavík criminal court; Karl Schütz; Petur Eggerz, ambassador at large.

US Military Base, Keflavík
US Military Base, Keflavík
Hamarsbraut 11, Hafnarfjörður
Hamarsbraut 11, Hafnarfjörður

The house where Sævar and Erla lived at the time of

Guðmundur’s disappearance. The court concluded that Guðmundur was murdered at Hamarsbraut 11 in the early hours of 27th January 1974

Interior of Hamarsbraut 11, Hafnarfjörður
Interior of Hamarsbraut 11, Hafnarfjörður
Conspiracy Theorist #1
Conspiracy Theorist #1
Penni #1
Penni #1

Pen that Kristján Viðar said he had taken from Geirfinnur’s body while moving it to his home at Grettisgata 82, Reykjavík, in the early hours of November 20th, 1974

Conspiracy Theorist’s Desk, Reykjavík
Conspiracy Theorist’s Desk, Reykjavík
Geirfinnur’s House
Geirfinnur’s House

Brekkubraut 15, Keflavík

Harbour, Keflavík
Harbour, Keflavík
Harbour, Keflavík
Harbour, Keflavík
Harbour Shop, Keflavík
Harbour Shop, Keflavík
Sighting #2
Sighting #2
Garage Attendant, Keflavík
Garage Attendant, Keflavík
Gísli Guðjónsson
Gísli Guðjónsson

Key expert witness for the Review Commission that is to decide on authorisation of a rehearing of the convicted mens’ cases

Óttar #1
Óttar #1

Reconstruction of Geirfinnur’s death, January 23rd 1977


White van driven by Sigurður Óttar Hreinsson to pick up merchandise from the suspects that on the night of Geirfinnur’s disappearance

Leirfinnur
Leirfinnur

Police artists made a clay portrait of the man seen at the Harbour Shop on the night of Geirfinnur’s disappearance. The head was nicknamed Leirfinnur – ‘leir’ being Icelandic for ‘clay’

Interrogation Room, Reykjavík Old Prison
Interrogation Room, Reykjavík Old Prison
Polish Docker, Keflavík
Polish Docker, Keflavík
Guðjón’s Church #2
Guðjón’s Church #2
Hlynur Þór Magnússon
Hlynur Þór Magnússon

In August 1996, Hlynur Þór Magnússon formally testified to abuses at the Síðumúli Prison in the course of the Geirfunnur investigation

Kristján #8
Kristján #8

Reconstruction of Geirfinnur’s death, January 23rd 1977, with Kristján Viðar (centre) and Karl Schütz (right)

Sighting #1
Sighting #1
Kristján #9
Kristján #9

Reconstruction of Geirfinnur’s death, January 23rd, 1977.

Red Mill, Keflavík
Red Mill, Keflavík
Red Mill Interior
Red Mill Interior
Red Mill, Keflavík
Red Mill, Keflavík

Erla testified that when the fatal attack on Geirfinnur began she ran away and hid in an abandoned house. Detective Haukur Guðmundsson identified the Rauða Myllan, or ‘Red Mill’, 300 yards from the Keflavík Slipway, as her probable hiding place. The Red Mill used to be a fisherman's hut, but in 1974 was used for storage and usually left unlocked

Guðjón’s Church #4
Guðjón’s Church #4
 Grettisgata 82
Grettisgata 82
Grettisgata, Reykjavík
Grettisgata, Reykjavík

Kristján Viðar lived at Grettisgata 82 at the time of Geirfinnur’s disappearance and confessed to having hid Geirfinnur’s body there

Grettisgata Alleyway
Grettisgata Alleyway
Grettisgata Alleyway
Grettisgata Alleyway
Grettisgata Garden
Grettisgata Garden
Sample from Red Hills
Sample from Red Hills
Disappearance #2
Disappearance #2
Interior of Grettisgata, Reykjavik
Interior of Grettisgata, Reykjavik
Guðjón’s Diary, Reykjavík
Guðjón’s Diary, Reykjavík

Guðjón kept a detailed diary whilst in solitary confinement in 1976 and 1977

Minister, Snæfellsnes
Minister, Snæfellsnes
Erla’s Goldfish
Erla’s Goldfish
Van Interior
Van Interior
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Sugar Paper Theories
Conspiracy Theorist's Desk
Stockfish, outskirts of Reykjavík
Keflavik harbour
Karl Schütz’s Task Force, August 1976
US Military Base, Keflavík
Hamarsbraut 11, Hafnarfjörður
Interior of Hamarsbraut 11, Hafnarfjörður
Conspiracy Theorist #1
Penni #1
Conspiracy Theorist’s Desk, Reykjavík
Geirfinnur’s House
Harbour, Keflavík
Harbour, Keflavík
Harbour Shop, Keflavík
Sighting #2
Garage Attendant, Keflavík
Gísli Guðjónsson
Óttar #1
Leirfinnur
Interrogation Room, Reykjavík Old Prison
Polish Docker, Keflavík
Guðjón’s Church #2
Hlynur Þór Magnússon
Kristján #8
Sighting #1
Kristján #9
Red Mill, Keflavík
Red Mill Interior
Red Mill, Keflavík
Guðjón’s Church #4
 Grettisgata 82
Grettisgata, Reykjavík
Grettisgata Alleyway
Grettisgata Alleyway
Grettisgata Garden
Sample from Red Hills
Disappearance #2
Interior of Grettisgata, Reykjavik
Guðjón’s Diary, Reykjavík
Minister, Snæfellsnes
Erla’s Goldfish
Van Interior
810A7932.jpg
810A7891.jpg
810A7797.jpg
Sugar Paper Theories

with essay by Prof Gisli Gudjónsson

46 colour photographs, 37 black & white photographs sourced from original police files
8 illustrations, 9 press cuttings
31cm x 23cm
Perfect bound card cover with silk screened cloth spine
Published by HEREPRESS & The Photographers Gallery

Edition of 1000

Conspiracy Theorist's Desk
Stockfish, outskirts of Reykjavík
Keflavik harbour
Karl Schütz’s Task Force, August 1976

Sitting from left: Orn Hoskuldsson, chief representative Reykjavik criminal court; Halldor Thorbjornsson, chief justice, Reykjavík criminal court; Karl Schütz; Petur Eggerz, ambassador at large.

US Military Base, Keflavík
Hamarsbraut 11, Hafnarfjörður

The house where Sævar and Erla lived at the time of

Guðmundur’s disappearance. The court concluded that Guðmundur was murdered at Hamarsbraut 11 in the early hours of 27th January 1974

Interior of Hamarsbraut 11, Hafnarfjörður
Conspiracy Theorist #1
Penni #1

Pen that Kristján Viðar said he had taken from Geirfinnur’s body while moving it to his home at Grettisgata 82, Reykjavík, in the early hours of November 20th, 1974

Conspiracy Theorist’s Desk, Reykjavík
Geirfinnur’s House

Brekkubraut 15, Keflavík

Harbour, Keflavík
Harbour, Keflavík
Harbour Shop, Keflavík
Sighting #2
Garage Attendant, Keflavík
Gísli Guðjónsson

Key expert witness for the Review Commission that is to decide on authorisation of a rehearing of the convicted mens’ cases

Óttar #1

Reconstruction of Geirfinnur’s death, January 23rd 1977


White van driven by Sigurður Óttar Hreinsson to pick up merchandise from the suspects that on the night of Geirfinnur’s disappearance

Leirfinnur

Police artists made a clay portrait of the man seen at the Harbour Shop on the night of Geirfinnur’s disappearance. The head was nicknamed Leirfinnur – ‘leir’ being Icelandic for ‘clay’

Interrogation Room, Reykjavík Old Prison
Polish Docker, Keflavík
Guðjón’s Church #2
Hlynur Þór Magnússon

In August 1996, Hlynur Þór Magnússon formally testified to abuses at the Síðumúli Prison in the course of the Geirfunnur investigation

Kristján #8

Reconstruction of Geirfinnur’s death, January 23rd 1977, with Kristján Viðar (centre) and Karl Schütz (right)

Sighting #1
Kristján #9

Reconstruction of Geirfinnur’s death, January 23rd, 1977.

Red Mill, Keflavík
Red Mill Interior
Red Mill, Keflavík

Erla testified that when the fatal attack on Geirfinnur began she ran away and hid in an abandoned house. Detective Haukur Guðmundsson identified the Rauða Myllan, or ‘Red Mill’, 300 yards from the Keflavík Slipway, as her probable hiding place. The Red Mill used to be a fisherman's hut, but in 1974 was used for storage and usually left unlocked

Guðjón’s Church #4
Grettisgata 82
Grettisgata, Reykjavík

Kristján Viðar lived at Grettisgata 82 at the time of Geirfinnur’s disappearance and confessed to having hid Geirfinnur’s body there

Grettisgata Alleyway
Grettisgata Alleyway
Grettisgata Garden
Sample from Red Hills
Disappearance #2
Interior of Grettisgata, Reykjavik
Guðjón’s Diary, Reykjavík

Guðjón kept a detailed diary whilst in solitary confinement in 1976 and 1977

Minister, Snæfellsnes
Erla’s Goldfish
Van Interior
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