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Dead woman found in Halmstad stairway

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10:44 CEST+02:00
The body of a woman was found in a stairway on Brogatan in the southern Swedish town of Halmstad on Monday morning. Police have detained one suspect.

The unidentified man voluntarily showed up at the police station in bloody clothes, but has not confessed to causing the woman's death.

Police are considering the death murder or at least manslaughter.

“All available resources are now gathered at the town's center,” said Johan Josarp, police spokesman, according to Hallands Posten. “Everything is leading to the conclusion that the woman was killed with a knife. She has yet to be identified.”

Police are on the scene examining the scene and interviewing possible witnesses.

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