Swedish police arrest murder suspect 20 years later

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Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter has reported that police in the city of Malmo have made an arrest of a man on suspicion of murder, 19 years after the case was first investigated. 

The story dates back to the autumn of 2003, when mushroom pickers in the village of Bokskogen found a woman’s severed head. Police and prosecutors agreed that it was the head of an 18-year-old woman from Malmo, who had disappeared a couple of days before Christmas 2002. 

However, without being able to find the rest of the woman’s body, the authorities were unable to charge any of the men identified as suspects. 

The case seemed to be unsolvable until, in 2017, the woman’s body was located at a construction site, wrapped in a combination of rope, plastic and tape. Using these materials, the police were able to pick up forensic traces that have led them to finally arrest, for a second time, the girl’s ex-boyfriend. 

The case has continued to be worked over the years by the cold case group of the Malmo police force, who now two decades after the girl’s murder, have been able to arrest their suspect. It is alleged that the ex-boyfriend and his friends shot the girl and then dismembered her body in a bathtub. 

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