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Man arrested over woman’s death

A man has been arrested following the discovery of a woman's body in an apartment in central Stockholm.

The woman, 51, was found dead in her apartment on Lilla Essingen on Sunday. The man, who was in the apartment at the time, was arrested on suspicion of serious assault, with the alternative charge of manslaughter.

“We do not currently have enough evidence for murder, but he is likely to have had some involvement in her death,” said Lars Marklund of Stockholm police.

The man has been questioned, but his responses have not been believable, according to Marklund.

The emergency services were alerted on Sunday afternoon to an incident in an apartment on Lilla Essingen. The caller said that an ambulance was needed. Police also came to the scene. The dead woman was found in the apartment.

Police forensic experts searched the apartment during the afternoon and evening, while the woman’s body was examined by pathologists. A cause of death had not been ascertained by early Monday morning.

The man being held by police was in a relationship with the woman. Police say he did not call the emergency services; the call was made by a neighbour.

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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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