Police search for missing teenager

Police are searching for a 17-year old boy who went missing in central Stockholm on Saturday.

The alarm was raised when the boy failed to come home to his mother after an evening out with friends in Stockholm. He was last seen at 2 am on Sunday outside a 7-Eleven store in central Stockholm, and the last known call from his mobile was made at 2.18 am.

Police are now trying to trace any further calls or text messages to or from his mobile.

“We intend to go through all calls and hope to trace some movements that we can follow up,” said police spokesman Kjell Lindgren.

On Monday evening the search moved to Värmdö, a suburb of the capital, after a member of the public who had seen a photo of the boy in the press called the police. The witness claimed to have seen a person resembling the missing boy outside Gustavsberg early on Monday.

On Tuesday morning police had still not found any trace of the boy, and were due to decide whether to continue their search.

Jackie Moberg at the police youth unit said it was normal for young boys and girls to disappear.

“But it’s only a few times a year that they are gone this long, and then you start to worry that something has happened,” said Moberg.

TT/The Local


Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.