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Murder pics posted on porn site: report

TT/The Local · 31 Mar 2011, 11:19

Published: 31 Mar 2011 11:19 GMT+02:00

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The 27-year-old victim, Elin Krantz, was murdered after she stepped off a tram at a stop in the Hisingen neighbourhood. A 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with her death.

Police are now examining whether the photos published on the internet came from the preliminary investigation into the woman's violent death. Investigators are also seeking to discover if somebody from either within or outside their ranks has breached secrecy regulations and committed a criminal offence.

Krantz and her alleged killer were riding the same tram on the night of her murder in September last year.

Krantz was raped and murdered in a wooded area not far from the tram stop, according to information from the investigation.

According to prosecutors, the suspect hit and/or kicked Krantz with such force that she was left with contusions and haemorrhaging on her head, neck, arms, and legs.

The violence was so severe that it also caused nerve damage in Krantz's brain, resulting in a lack of oxygen.

The 23-year-old is suspected of having raped Krantz by holding her down and forcing her legs apart. He then allegedly dragged her body over uneven ground and then placed it on a large stone block, according to prosecutors.

Included in prosecutors' long list of injuries to Krantz are "burst membranes around the vaginal opening".

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According to the prosecutors, the 23-year-old showed "extreme ruthlessness".

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:12 March 31, 2011 by muscle
this is sick...
12:21 March 31, 2011 by karex
I hope the responsible is caught and gets more than a slap in the hand. This is despicable behaviour.
12:44 March 31, 2011 by Swedesmith
That...would be my definition of pornography. Nude pictures of people sprawled on a bed, no problem. Poor murdered girls displayed for all to see, disgusting and baseless.
13:37 March 31, 2011 by mikewhite
There needs to be a system of audited access to police pictures such as these, plus a watermark added to the image file to indicate whose copy was used.
19:02 March 31, 2011 by Maggie Malay
An absolute disgrace that these images ever got into the public domain - after all, for what purpose?

Imagine the grief of any relatives and friends of the poor victim
02:07 April 1, 2011 by arnuxii
It's on ync...a pretty girl destroyed by a horny psychopath with a criminal record

Society should protect people from this sort of thing
23:52 April 3, 2011 by NiDoDo
It's worth noting that the pictures were released to the public through police incompetence. The masking in the public version of the report was on a separate layer, easily removed in Photoshop.
13:59 April 5, 2011 by Jacobhenson1

You're complaining about the photos of a crime being released? Seriously? A girl has been savagely raped and beaten to death, and then left mangled in a park, and you're complaining about the crime photos being released to the public? What about the killer? He is the one who did this. The photos are just proof of the grotesqueness of the case, and are not erotic or pornographic in any way. Photos should always be released to the public instead of keeping us ignorant, then maybe crimes wouldn't be forgotten so easily and homicidal maniacs will stay in prison for more than a few years.
14:44 April 10, 2011 by DamnImmigrant
Yes, I agree. These types of crimes are treated with WAY TOO much leniency.

If the PUBLIC actually sees the victim (pictures), maybe they will decide that indeed this person should be sentenced to life without parole and the law will be changed.
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