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Police stop search for missing Swedish prof

TT/The Local/dl · 7 Jan 2011, 15:50

Published: 07 Jan 2011 11:51 GMT+01:00
Updated: 07 Jan 2011 15:50 GMT+01:00

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After spending much of Friday exploring a wooded area near a gravel pit, police decided to stop their search of the area for the woman, referred to as Eva in Swedish media reports, at around 2.30pm.

"We haven't found anything and it's a mystery that we don't have an answer for. Three dogs made strong indications that they had found something at the same spot independently of each other. One dog can be wrong, but that three could be wrong is a mystery," Örebro police spokesperson Torbjörn Carlson told the TT news agency.

In the last day, police have searched for the 51-year-old woman, who has been missing since December 29th, in an area near Klockhammar north of the city. In addition to police dogs, police also used a helicopter to help them scan the area.

Police have decided not to dig any further at the location, nor do they have any further plans to search for the missing academic in the surrounding areas.

According to the Aftonbladet newspaper, a police dog came across something on Thursday night, prompting police to block off the surrounding area. Carlson told the newspaper that about 20 officers were on the scene.

A 50-year-old colleague of the woman was remanded in custody earlier this week on suspicion of having played a role in the 51-year-old's disappearance.

The two academics, who work in different departments at Örebro University, reportedly had a relationship previously.

The man claims he had nothing to do with the woman's disappearance and has appealed the remand order to the Göta Court of Appeal, which nevertheless ruled on Friday afternoon to uphold his detention.

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"I regret the decision, but it's no catastrophe because the detention will be heard again next week," the man's attorney, Carl H Robson, told TT.

Robson believes the evidence against his client is too weak to justify keeping the man in custody.

TT/The Local/dl (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

16:25 January 7, 2011 by tadchem
I had to read 4 paragraphs into the story to find out that the missing professor is a femals, and 9 paragraphs to learn that the colleague in custody is a male.
20:34 January 7, 2011 by DAVID T
@ tadchem

So what? You want all info in one sentance?
21:29 January 7, 2011 by Da Goat
No I am thinking tadchem is pointing out very wordy article not much information!

Poorly written but lots of words

meta-information not information!
21:55 January 7, 2011 by SilverBattleAxe
Why are there so many grammatical errors?

"exploring an wooded area" "exploring a wooded area"

"we don't have and answer for" "we don't have an answer for"

"a helicopter to held them scan the area"  "a helicopter to help them scan the area"

The man's name was Eva??? I believe that to be a woman's name. No?
03:52 January 8, 2011 by BigBilly
Maybe they used Google translate to make this mess?
06:33 January 8, 2011 by UScitizen
The mystery to me is, if three dogs 'marked' at one spot, why did the police stop looking and stop digging? Is there some law in Sweden that says a body can only be buried to a certain depth? Or maybe they need to catch up on missed fika.
13:41 January 8, 2011 by Arturio
Why they stop to search the body while they are still payed to do that?
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