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White Mustang mystery stumps Swedish police

White Mustang mystery stumps Swedish police

Published: 14 May 2012 08:01 GMT+02:00
Updated: 14 May 2012 08:01 GMT+02:00

Police remain baffled as to the whereabouts of the driver of white Ford Mustang rented in the Czech Republic and found abandoned near the side of a road in northern Sweden with the keys still inside.

The abandoned car was found on Saturday on the side of a route 747 located about 20 kilometres west of Jokkmokk in northern Sweden.

On Sunday, authorities dispatched helicopter search and rescue teams as well as sniffer dogs in an attempt to find the vehicle's missing driver, but to no avail.

"Something must have happened to leave the car so quickly and in such a peculiar way. It's a mystery," Anders Calderäng of the Norbotten County Police told the TT news agency.

The unlocked car was rented in the Czech Republic. Inside police found bank cards, car keys, some cash and a driver's licence of the 26-year-old man believed to be the driver.

The car was due to be returned to the Czech rental agency last Thursday, but passed over the Öresund Bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark on Friday before turning up abandoned in Sweden's far north

Police have been in contact with 26-year-old's relatives in the Czech Republic, but they were also unsure of the man's whereabouts and equally curious as to what may have happened.

"It's a rather odd place to end up. And with a Ford Mustang, a white convertible – that doesn't really fit in with this rural environment," said Calderäng.

When a passerby discovered the car on the roadside near the Pärl River, they also found a set of tools and a rope in the vicinity of the Mustang.

Police are now looking into whether the 26-year-old had any acquaintances in Norbotten County that he may have planned to visit.

"We don't suspect any foul play, but the circumstances are a little strange," said Calderäng.

Anyone with information about the car, a white Ford Mustang GT convertible with Czech licence number 2AK9676, is encouraged to contact police at 114 14.

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12:26 May 14, 2012 by Snoopy!
Geeeee I wonder how they came to that conclusion

"We don't suspect any foul play, but the circumstances are a little strange," said Calderäng"
15:44 May 14, 2012 by Eric1
He probably abandon the car because he couldn't afford the gasoline to drive back.
15:51 May 14, 2012 by oldonpalouse
Not enough information just yet, stay tuned.
19:22 May 14, 2012 by wiki
Thanks for your opinion, I´m his mom.
22:34 May 14, 2012 by Cephalectomy
since when didnt police remain baffled ?
12:22 May 16, 2012 by CJ from Sunshine Desserts
Can`t the police dog squad help out & try & track him from the car ? Maybe he`s tried to kill himself ?
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