Suspected killer to face remand hearing

The 50-year-old man held on suspicion of murdering 29-year-old Carolin Stenvall in northern Sweden will face a remand hearing on Sunday. He continues to deny the murder and Stenvall's body remains undiscovered.

Suspected killer to face remand hearing

“Nothing new has emerged. But tomorrow we will hold a remand hearing,” said prosecutor Ulrika Schönbeck to news agency TT on Sunday.

The woman’s body had still not been found by Sunday morning and police are continuing their search over the weekend. According to several media reports police search dogs have detected the scent of a dead person on a plot of land belonging to the suspect.

Scönbeck confirmed at a press conference on Saturday that the body of evidence was mounting against the man as tests undertaken at the National Laboratory of Forensic Science (SKL) confirmed that traces of blood found in the 50-year-old’s car were from Carolin Stenvall.

“We have found traces of human blood in the car. After we got a match on the blood found in the man’s car, the grade of suspicion against the man has been increased to the highest level,” Schönbeck said on Saturday.

The police have reported that they remain uncertain as to the exact circumstances leading up to Stenvall’s death.

Stenvall disappeared in Norrbotten in northern Sweden on September 12th as she was travelling to Kiruna for an interview. Her car was found abandoned near a stone bridge on the E10 motorway southeast of Gällivare the next day.

Over 20 local police officers and 14 dogs have been deployed in the search for Stenvall with assistance from the National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID).


Polish woman missing from Stockholm home

Police are searching for 37 year-old Agnieszka Mardyla, who went missing from her Stockholm home on April 20.

Polish woman missing from Stockholm home

Mardyla, originally from Krakow in Poland, has lived in Stockholm for more than twelve years.

On April 20, she was getting ready to fly home to Poland for a visit.

“She checked the flight numbers with her flatmate, and then left the house around 6pm,” her sister Barbara Mardyla told The Local.

Agnieszka Mardyla continued to text with her flatmate for another couple of hours on Friday evening.

“Since then, no one has heard from her,” her sister said.

Both Polish and Swedish police have been informed of her disappearance, but remain stumped as to what lies behind it.

Friends and family are also unsure what may have caused Mardyla to disappear.

“We’ve been trying to come up with reasons for it, but haven’t been able to. If I only knew why, this would feel easier,” Barbara Mardyla said.

“I’m so worried about her. I really hope she’s okay.”

Any readers with information relevant to the case are advised to call the Swedish police at 114 14.