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Police identify victim of Alby murder

Police have identified the body of a man found murdered in the Stockholm suburb of Alby last week.

Spokesman Mats Nyhlén would not however reveal the whether the victim was Swedish or a foreign national, or whether the crime could be linked to the criminal underworld.

“All we want to say now is that it was a man born in 1973 and that his family has been informed,” said Nyhlén.

Police have begun questioning witnesses and analyzing objects recovered from the scene of the crime.

The corpse was found last Wednesday wrapped in a blue plastic Ikea bag inside a black suitcase. A member of the public called police after making the macabre find.

The body was found in a wooded area that was difficult to access. Police immediately cordoned off the area to allow an examination by forensics experts.

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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.

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