Body of missing woman found

Police confirmed late Wednesday night that they have found the body of Carolin Stenvall, the 29-year-old Swedish woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Body of missing woman found

“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.


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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