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Police suspect murder as woman's body burns

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Police suspect murder as woman's body burns
07:18 CET+01:00
Police in Stockholm have launched a murder investigation after the charred remains of a woman's body were found outside a residential building in Bandhagen in southern Stockholm on Wednesday evening.

Police had been called to the area after reports of an explosion. Police also received reports of a fire outside a residential building in the southern suburb.

"When police arrived at the scene it was no longer burning; it turned out to be a human body that had burned," said police officer Ulrika Lönndal.

Details are unclear as to the cause of death or events surrounding the explosion and fire. Police are seeking a man for questioning in connection with the incident but would not say whether he is suspected of a crime.

The area has been cordoned off and is being subjected to a thorough search.

The body was very badly burned and police have not yet been able to identify the victim.

"But it has been possible to establish that it was a woman," said Lönndal.

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