‘Murdered’ woman was Croatian au-pair

A woman who was found dead in a house in Långedrag in Gothenburg on Thursday night has been identified as a 20-year-old au-pair from Croatia.

Police suspect that she was murdered but nobody has been arrested and the cause of death has not yet been established.

“The post mortem will be carried out on Monday at the earliest,” said Västra Götaland police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg.

The woman was found after her friends called the police, saying they were concerned that they had not hear from her for some time. When a police unit arrived at the house where she worked, they found her dead in the toilet.

The family who live in the house were not home and Thomas Fuxborg emphasised that they were not under suspicion. According to Aftonbladet, the house is owned by “a top director in a listed company”.

“We are now trying to plot the dead woman’s life and where she was last seen. The forensic investigation will tell us how long she has been dead for,” said Thomas Fuxborg.

Police officers refused to give any details about the scene of the crime, including whether or not there had been a robbery. However, they are working from the assumption that they are dealing with murder.

Aftonbladet reported that the woman was handcuffed when she was found, but police have not commented on this.