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Fears for missing woman after car is found

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11:38 CEST+02:00
A car belonging to a missing 31-year-old woman from western Sweden has been found a few kilometres from her home. Police fear she has been murdered.

The car belonging to Marina Johansson was found by a security guard in a station car park in Stora Höga, near Stenungsund, about 50 kilometres north of Gothenburg.

A freelance photographer who took photographs of the silver Hyundai Tucson said it could have been parked in the car park for one week.

Police confirmed that Johansson's car had been found:

“It has been removed and impounded for a forensic examination,” said Pia Goksöyr, spokeswoman for Västra Götaland police. She would not give further information about the circumstances in which the car was found, but said the examination would start on Thursday.

Marina Johansson has not been seen since disappearing from her home on 27th or 28th July. She was reported missing by her family.

“We are obviously hoping for tip-offs from the public,” said police on Wednesday when they revealed that they suspected she had been murdered.

“We cannot give more detail about why we suspect this to be the case, but there are certain circumstances in the case that have led us to go public with our suspicions,” said Thomas Fuxborg, police spokesman, on Wednesday.

Despite suspecting that Johansson is dead, police say they have not ruled out the possibility that she might still be alive.

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