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Carolin Stenvall shot in the back: autopsy

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09:48 CET+01:00
Results of the autopsy performed on Carolin Stenvall reveal that the 29-year-old woman was shot in the back, prosecutors revealed during a press conference on Thursday.

Toni Alldén, the 50-year-old hunter from Gällivare who is suspected of murdering Stenvall, has confessed to shooting the woman, prosecutor Ulrika Schönbeck also said.

According to Schönbeck, there is no sign that the body was dismembered.

Alldén maintains that he pushed Stenvall and that she fell into his trailer and that the whole incident was an accident.

He said, according to the prosecutor, that he shot her later to make sure she was dead. According to Schönbeck, the autopsy results indicate Stenvall was likely alive when she was shot.

At this stage of the investigation, prosecutors don't believe that Alldén had an accomplice in the killing.

Schönbeck also said that the autopsy showed Stenvall had been subject to severe head trauma and that the body also showed signs it had been burned.

There is not, however, any sign that Stenvall was the victim of any type of sexual assault.

Schönbeck said the motive for the killing remains unclear and that nothing in the investigation indicates that Alldén and Stenvall had any connection to one another.

Blood has also been discovered at Alldén's hunting cabin, said Schönbeck, who also revealed that the 50-year-old has admitted he took Stenvall's body there before dumping it in the woods.

Police have now also confiscated Alldén's gun and plan on using it in connection with an examination of the bullet which struck Stenvall.

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