Boyfriend arrested after Herrljunga body find

A body, thought to be that of 20-year-old Nathalie Johansen, was found buried near a farm in Herrljunga in western Sweden on Saturday. Her 21-year-old boyfriend has been arrested.

Boyfriend arrested after Herrljunga body find

Nathalie Johansen was reported missing in Alingsås in May. Police began a search for the 20-year-old woman that had until Saturday been unsuccessful.

The woman’s body was found on Saturday by a farmer who was preparing a field for sowing near Fölene church- several hundred metres from the childhood home of Nathalie Johansen’s boyfriend.

The man’s family still live in the house and have a clear view of the place where the body was found and police working to gather evidence in the area.

It is believed that the body is that of the missing woman and hours later police arrested Johansen’s boyfriend at his new residence in Herrljunga on suspicion of murder. The man had been living with Johansen when she left their home in Alingsås without her purse, phone or keys and disappeared.

The body was found around 40 kilometres from Alingsås.

The 21-year-old man has previously been under suspicion for the murder of Nathalie but the body of evidence had been insufficient and he was released after interrogation.

Kent Perciwall at Alingsås police was unable to confirm the identity of the arrested man or the body on Saturday. An announcement will be made on Sunday when the autopsy on the woman’s body is completed.


Murdered couple’s safe may have been found

Police have found a discarded safe in southern Sweden in what may prove to be the vital clue and motive behind the brutal double murder of an elderly farming couple in south western Sweden last year.

The rusted safe was found on Sunday by a person who tipped off the GT/Expressen newspaper.

“I read about the safe in GT, and I drove by with the car and saw a white or grey safe lying in the bushes. I immediately thought that it could be the safe they’re searching for,” the anonymous finder told the paper.

In October last year, a safe was missing from the home of 69-year-old dairy farmer Torgny Antby and his 71-year-old wife Inger, who were brutally killed by two suspected thieves.

As the safe was never found, the court was forced to throw out “aggravated robbery” as a motive for the crime, explaining at the time that without the safe the evidence was lacking.

Police are currently comparing the find with reports of missing safes, and have not confirmed whether the safe is believed to be that missing from the farmers’ home.

“It could be anything from the Långared murder to a break-in,” said one of the police officer’s at the scene to the paper.

Two men from Poland, named in the Swedish media as Miroslaw Tabisz, 34, and Jacek Tabor, 40, were convicted in June for the murder, and were sentenced to life in Swedish prison. The men will be deported after serving their prison sentences.

Both men denied the crime and have appealed the court’s decision.

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