Mother of three found dead in a ditch
TT/The Local/pvs · 19 Sep 2011, 08:45
Published: 19 Sep 2011 08:45 GMT+02:00
The man was arrested on Saturday evening after his wife was formally reported missing although it is suspected that she has been missing for a longer period of time.
After police searched the couple's apartment they came to the conclusion that there was sufficient evidence to indicate foul play and the 34-year-old was arrested and taken to Sollentuna police station.
According to a report in the Expressen daily the woman's body is thought to have been lying by a ditch in Skepptuna for more than a day, although she is thought to have been missing for longer.
According to the newspaper the man is previously known for having violently abused his wife and was recently convicted of assault for having assaulted her over the midsummer weekend.
The woman has previously been resident in protective housing.
Stockholm police on Sunday were restrictive in publicising details about the case confirming only the murder and the arrest. Police forensics were working intensively at the site throughout Sunday.