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Body found in missing Falun woman case

A body believed to be that of a 32-year woman from Falun, missing since early August, was discovered on Friday, hours after her fiancé was found in a state of shock by a roadside between Rättvik and Falun in central Sweden.

Body found in missing Falun woman case

A local home owner who came across the 34-year old man alerted the police when the man told him he had found the body of a woman in the forest.

The man, who had burn injuries, was taken to hospital and later held, suspected of involvement in his fiancé’s disappearance.

Earlier on Friday, Dalarna police stated that the man was not a suspect in the case.

He had been missing since Wednesday when he was called for further questioning, but never showed up.

On Friday evening, police discovered a body in the area where the man was found. It is yet to be confirmed it is that of the 32-year old woman.

The women went missing after leaving her parents home in Falun on the evening of August 1.

The couple had planned to marry a week after her disappearance.

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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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