“I can confirm that we found Carolin Stenvall’s body,” said police spokesperson Yngve Hansson to the Norrländska Socialdemokraten newspaper.
Stenvall disappeared on Friday, September 12th and her abandoned car was found the following day at a rest area outside of Gällivare in northern Sweden.
Last week police arrested 50-year-old Toni Alldén on suspicions of having killed Stenvall. After first denying involvement, Alldén later admitted he was involved with the woman’s death, but claims it was an accident.
Stenvall’s body was found in a wooded area south of Gällivare, but police are reluctant to release any additional information for the time being.
Speaking with the TT news agency, Hansson couldn’t say at exactly what time the body was found, saying only that it was sometime after dark.
The area has now been blocked off and will remain under observation until a forensic medical examiner arrives.
Divers spent the day combing the waters under downstream bridges across Skröv creek.
“Four divers have been diving here in Skröv creek. It’s going well, we’re satisfied with the dives. The conditions are pretty difficult because the current is so fierce,” the dive team leader told TT.