Boyfriend admits killing missing woman

The ex-boyfriend of 20-year-old Nathalie Johansen, who has been missing since May, confessed on Sunday evening to killing her.

Boyfriend admits killing missing woman

Earlier in the day, local media reported that the dead woman found on Saturday on a farm outside of Herrljunga in south central Sweden was most likely Johansen, who disappeared from Alingsås in mid-May.

Police in Västra Götaland confirmed that the man they were questioning for murder “in connection with Saturday’s discovery of a body” is Johansen’s 21-year-old ex-boyfriend and that he has confessed to killing the woman.

But the autopsy has not yet been completed and police have not yet confirmed that the body is in fact that of Johansen.

A detention order has been filed against the man who confessed to killing her, with a hearing scheduled for Wednesday at the latest.

The woman’s body was found not far from a gravel road on Saturday morning by a farmer who was preparing a field for sowing near Fölene church.

Johansen had been reported missing in May after leaving her home one night without taking her wallet, keys, or mobile phone.

A week later police launched a murder investigation. The boyfriend had been a suspect, but was released after questioning.

The body was found around 40 kilometres from Alingsås.


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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