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Boy remanded for murder of 19-year-old

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09:49 CEST+02:00
On Friday, Ystad district court remanded a 15-year-old boy suspected of murdering a 19-year-old female relative with probable cause. The young woman was found dead at her family farm near Sjöbo in southern Sweden at the beginning of August.

Police are looking iat several firearms as the potential murder weapon in their investigation.

Prosecutor Bengt Åsbäck cited August 2nd or 3rd as the date of the murder. The 15-year-old denied the charges and protested the basis of the remand.

On Thursday, police revealed the woman was shot and the weapon was confiscated from the farm, where the woman's body was discovered and where the crime occurred.

“There are several weapons, but investigators do not want to say how many,” Lars-Håkan Lindholm, information officer for the Skåne police, told the TT news agency.

He did not reveal whether the incident involved a rifle or a handgun.

The weapons were found at the farm near Sjöbo and police are now investigating why they were there and how they had been stored.

Police have been reluctant to share details about what led them to raise the charges against the 15-year-old from murder on justifiable grounds, the lowest degree of suspicion, when he was first arrested to probable cause, the higher level of suspicion.

Several pieces of evidence were found at the farm.

“The results of the analysis of several of the pieces of evidence have begun to come back. We have also questioned several people during the investigation, both neighbours and family members. People have also called in with information,” Lindholm said.

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