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Police search for murdered 19-year-old

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11:01 CEST+02:00
Police are looking for the body of a 19-year-old man who disappeared from a party in Norra Lundby in western Sweden last weekend.

Police are conducting their search for the body of the man, named by police on Friday as Mikael Andersson, in a large area in the vicinity of Axvall and Norra Lundby outside of Skara. Police believe that they have found the place where he was murdered but on Saturday morning had not yet found his body.

Västra Götaland police announced in a press release on Friday that they believe that Mikael Andersson has been murdered. A search of the 19-year-old's battered car was sufficient for police to draw their conclusion.

"We have uncovered enough in the investigation to render us certain that he has been killed, but we have not yet found a body," said Thord Haraldsson for Västra Götalands police to news agency TT.

Police also reported that four people have been arrested in connection with Andersson's disappearance. Further arrests could be made in the case, the police said on Saturday morning.

The prosecutor has apprehended one man on suspicion of murder and two further men suspected of complicity to murder. A woman has been arrested on suspicion of harbouring a criminal.

Police have urged the public to get in touch with any information that could assist their investigation. They are particularly keen on information about a white Volvo 740, Mikael Andersson's car, that was in the area around Norra Lundby and Axvall between May 17th-19th.

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