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Teenage girl found dead in Stockholm wood

A 16-year-old girl was found dead on Sunday morning in woodland in southern Stockholm. Police suspect murder and two teenagers have been detained for questioning.

“Both the boy and the girl that are suspected of involvement in the 16-year-old girl’s death have been detained,” Karin Solberg at Stockholm police told news agency TT.

The boy is being held on suspicion of murder and the girl for incitement with an alternative charge of complicity to commit murder.

The dead girl, who was born in 1993, was attending a party in the vicinity of where she was found, according to Aftonbladet.

Two friends discovered the girl at 12.40am and called the police.

The teenager then lay badly hurt on the ground at the scene and was rushed to hospital but it was confirmed that she had died from her injuries.

According to Karin Solberg the girl’s body showed signs of superficial injuries that indicated a crime but that she had not been subjected to sexual assault.

Police interviewed several young people and adults during the night and believe that they have established a motive for the crime.

During Sunday police will conduct a forensic examination of the area where the girl was found.

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ALMEDALEN 2022

Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

READ ALSO: What do we know about the Almedalen knife attack?

Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden. 

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