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Man arrested for murder in Eskilstuna

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08:24 CET+01:00
A 45-year-old man was arrested Thursday night suspected of murdering a 29-year-old woman in Eskilstuna in central Sweden.

The man was examined by a doctor prior to questioning.

“The reason was to take a blood test and document his injuries, which can serve as important evidence regardless of whether he is set free or sentenced,” said Svante Melin of the Södermanland police department.

The man contacted police on his own initiative at 6.30 Thursday evening. He admitted that he had taken the life of a woman in an apartment, and a police patrol sent to the dwelling found a woman who had died from “external injuries”.

The 45-year-old man was apprehended and questioned throughout the evening following an examination by a doctor.

Afterwards the prosecutor on duty decided to remand the man to custody on suspicions of probable cause of murder, which is a higher degree of suspicion.

According to police, the woman lived in the apartment in which she was killed. The suspect is registered to an address in the next entryway.

“There is no information to suggest that he broke in or forced his way in,” said Melin.

Melin wasn't willing to go into greater detail about how the woman died or about the relationship between the victim and the suspect.

The two had been neighbors earlier at a different address.

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