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Man admits murder of Borås teenager

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Man admits murder of Borås teenager
07:49 CEST+02:00
A 16-year-old girl was found dead in Sparsör on the outskirts of Borås in western Sweden on Sunday afternoon.

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.

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.

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