“We simply have no idea where she is, “ said Björn Olsson of the local police, who are classifying the disappearance as a possible abduction, to newspaper Sydsvenskan.
According to her boyfriend, Jenny Persson, 30, left the flat that they share in central Malmö around 9am on August 1st. This is the last that is known of her whereabouts. When leaving, she told her boyfriend that she was going “to work”.
But apart from the boyfriend, no one else has seen Jenny since May, according to the local police. The only contact they have had with her is through text messages.
“There are definitely some peculiarities surrounding this case,” said Lars-Håkan Lindholm of the Skåne police information department to The Local.
According to Lindholm, Jenny had told all her friends and family, including the boyfriend, that she was working at the local hospital.
Her boyfriend said that she got up every morning and went to work. But police have found that this was not the case. Jenny hadn’t worked at the hospital since August last year.
When she hadn’t returned by August 2nd, she was reported missing by her boyfriend. Since then the police have been looking for clues as to what could have befallen her, but so far they haven’t come up with anything.
Police searched the couple’s flat to see if there were any signs that Jenny could have been forced away against her will but found no signs of coercion. Neither have they been able to find any indication that Jenny was planning to leave.
As Jenny didn’t bring her purse with her credit cards, her passport or her mobile phone, the police have no way of tracing her electronically.
So far they have spoke to her friends and family. The boyfriend has also been questioned a couple of times, but neither he, nor anyone else, is at present a suspect in the case.
“There are so far no indications that he has subjected her to a crime. This is as odd to him as it is to us,” Olsson told Sydsvenskan.
According to Lindholm it is slightly peculiar that Jenny hadn’t seen her family since May, but the fact that the boyfriend was last to see her doesn’t make him more of a suspect.
“But we are checking up on all the information given to us,” said Lindholm to The Local.
Jenny’s family are devastated by her disappearance and have started a Facebook thread where they are asking the public for help to find her.
“We are in despair. We miss her so much and want to know what has happened,” said mother Anita Persson to daily Aftonbladet.
According to Olsson it is not unusual for Swedes reported missing to the police to turn up unscathed.
“99 percent of these turn up very quickly. Many from the very small amount that don’t have chosen not to be in contact with their family any more. Then there is the last category of missing people who are victims of a crime, They are thankfully not many, but sadly it happens,” Olsson told Aftonbladet.