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Police hunt for double murder suspect

Tom Sullivan · 19 Jan 2010, 23:43

Published: 19 Jan 2010 19:12 GMT+01:00
Updated: 19 Jan 2010 23:43 GMT+01:00

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The man, who is still at large, is believed to be one of several suspects involved in the murders, which new evidence suggests took place near Lund in southern Sweden. An investigation is currently underway at a house in the Dalby-Genarp locality outside Lund, where police investigators believe the murderers recently attempted to cover their tracks. The police have issued an appeal for information from anyone who may have noticed digging in the area on January 14th, 2010.

"About two metres of earth was removed from a three metres squared area," Bo Lundqvist, Skåne county criminal investigation commissioner, told TT.

The police and public prosecutor have confirmed that the murders have an international connection. Previous media reports have indicated that the murders were linked to drug smuggling cartels in Norway and Russia.

The bodies were found after emergency crews received a call about a red Volvo S60 on fire on a bridge over the E6 motorway on January 6th, 2010.

Police investigations have revealed that both victims were subjected to extreme violence before being stowed away in car which was subsequently set alight. So far only one of the victims, a 25-year-old man from Värmland in western Sweden, has been identified. The other victim, has not yet been identified but is believed to be a 40-year old relative of the man.

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According to Police in Mälmo in southern Sweden, the suspect and the victims knew each other.

Tom Sullivan (news@thelocal.se)

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22:06 January 19, 2010 by Plowbridge
So they have charged a man who remains at large. That's useful.

Why not have the trial now and let him know the verdict when or if they find him.
02:19 January 20, 2010 by Keith #5083
Presumably if they have charged the man then his identity must be known. I guess if the charged person is a Norwegian or Russian - and has returned there - then the system requires that charges be made before extradition can occur as charges require adequate evidence is available.

"Remains at large" is a blanket statement which simply means he has not yet been detained within the Swedish system isn't i? It does not necessarily infer that his whereabouts are not known or likely to be known, does it?

This burning car was found on 7th January 2010 was it not? 12 days ago? Ah, but of course, it all happens within 1 hour in the films..........
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