Search for missing Swedish woman intensifies

Police are expanding their search for 29-year-old Carolin Stenvall, who disappeared more than a week ago in Norrbotten in northern Sweden.

Search for missing Swedish woman intensifies
Photo: Polisen

On Monday, they plan to conduct a new search of the area near a stone bridge on the E10 motorway southeast of Gällivare where Stenvall’s car was found abandoned on Saturday, September 13th.

Police are increasingly convinced that Stenvall is the victim of a crime and plan to bring along 14 search dogs to assist in the day’s search.

In addition to the more than twenty police officers from Norbotten, investigators from the National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) have now also joined the effort.

Police have received a number of tips, but believe that more members of the public may have seen something related to Stenvall’s disappearance.

The woman disappeared on Friday, September 12th while on her way from her home in Piteå to an interview in Kiruna for a job at the nearby Ice Hotel.


Trollhättan suspect to be extradited to Sweden

A Polish court ruled on Friday that the 36-year-old man who turned himself in over the murder of a mother-of-two in Trollhättan, western Sweden, should be extradited to Sweden.

Trollhättan suspect to be extradited to Sweden

The man is suspected of murdering a 23-year-old woman, who has been missing since June 30th in the western Swedish town, roughly 75 kilometres north of Gothenburg.

“We can confirm that on Monday we detained a Swedish man who was being searched for internationally by Swedish police,” Mariusz Sokolowski of the national Polish police force told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

“This occurred in the Swedish embassy in Warsaw. We came there at the request of the embassy.”

He added that the case was taken as seriously in Poland as it is in Sweden.

IN PICTURES: Police and the Missing People volunteers join the search

The 36-year-old suspect had been detained before in Sweden on suspicion of kidnapping, while two younger men were detained for aiding a criminal. He will be back on Swedish shores within ten days.

The hunt for the woman’s body has been extensive, involving police divers and hundreds of members of the volunteer Missing People organization. Her body is still missing.

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