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Man admits murder of Borås teenager

TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 10 Aug 2009, 07:49

Published: 10 Aug 2009 07:49 GMT+02:00

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A man was later detained and taken into custody for questioning on suspicion of the girl's murder. He later confessed to the killing.

The girl was at a party on Friday evening when she decided at around 2am that it was time to get the bus home.

She was accompanied by two friends to the bus stop. The girl then waited for the bus while her friends later returned to the party.

The alarm was sounded by the teenager's parents who realized on Saturday morning that their daughter had not returned home.

"Her dad was here and searched for her on Saturday and we have been constantly trying to call her," her friends told local newspaper Borås Tidning.

The teenager was found at 2pm on Sunday in woodland near a path in the small community of Sparsör.

By late Sunday several of the dead girl's friends had lain bouquets of flowers near where she was found.

It remains unclear as to the circumstances of the girl's death. Witnesses have submitted reports of a suspicious person lurking by a bus stop and the vicinity has been cordoned off for forensic examination.

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Police confirmed later on Sunday that they had arrested a man in connection with the murder. During police questioning the man admitted to the killing.

Police have declined to confirm if the man had any relation to the girl.

TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

13:58 August 10, 2009 by DreEstwd
"A man"?? How about a name? Nationality? Country of origin?? I love how the media here keeps this info from the public....
18:44 August 10, 2009 by Linuschibros
@ DreEstwd

Why is it that whenever any unworthy things happen, you people will start thinking its an international but when a glorious things happen you guys will automatically assume its a local? Man, its high time to think over it.
20:53 August 10, 2009 by DreEstwd
You know, I actually like your post because at least you bothered to ask the question, "Why?" without just blindly calling someone a racist, bigot, etc. As far as your question, I point to the statistics. Google them. i can't post links here.
02:10 August 11, 2009 by ppk
It's so sad!

Almost a child, killed for nothing.

There is something terribly wrong and we have to find what it could be.
19:33 August 11, 2009 by here for the summer
I and my family live here in the summer and the us in the winter. Bad things happen everywhere and there are bad people everywhere. You can tie this into the higher prison population in today's paper and say maybe it's time or maybe Sweden already has rethought the light sentences. As an evidence based guy I have to reject eye-for and eye revenge argument's and respect the Swedish concept that longer sentences don't stop repeat crimes. Still there is something to keeping criminals away from the population longer even if they will never be cured. Take the 62 year old guy who molested 6 kids and got 5 years. if he got 15 years that would be 15 years he couldn't molest kids. I would feel a little safer for my family while they are here.
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