Missing woman’s body found in oil tank

A 31-year-old woman from southern Sweden who went missing last month has been found dead in an oil storage tank at her home in Teckomatorp.

Missing woman's body found in oil tank
Photo: Fritz Schibli/Scanpix

Police said that Zenia Lidberg’s 31-year-old boyfriend has admitted to killing the mother of five after the couple had a row.

On Thursday, police helicopters were called in to aid in the search around the woman’s home. But to no avail.

“We then decided to conduct a further search of the couple’s home. During the evening we found her body in an oil tank inside the building,” said police spokesman Tommy Lindén.

Zenia Lidberg was reported missing on October 20th.

Her boyfriend had initially told police that he dropped her off at Lilla Torg in Malmö where she planned to spend a night out.


Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

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Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden.