Police suspect double murder in Stockholm
TT/Rebecca Martin · 15 Feb 2012, 13:15
Published: 15 Feb 2012 13:15 GMT+01:00
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”We received a call about a brawl in a flat just before 8.44am. The patrol which was despatched found two deceased people,” said police press spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson to news agency TT.
Police have confirmed that the two victims had been subjected to physical violence.
When officers arrived at the apartment there were no other people there. A preliminary investigation into the incident has been launched, classified by the police as murder or alternatively manslaughter.
”We don't actually know what has happened, if more are involved or if something has happened between the two people in the flat. But we are working from the hypothesis that it is a criminal act,” said Ulf Lindgren of the county police to Aftonbladet.
Police are currently carrying out a forensic investigation and are questioning people in neighbouring apartments.
Police were unwilling to divulge any particulars about the two victims at the early stage in the investigation.
”All I can say is that they were not previously known to us,” Lindgren told the paper.
Later in the afternoon on Wednesday, police confirmed that the two victims were a man and a woman in their mid-sixties.
Soon after they issued a warrant for the arrest of one suspect who is reportedly male and in his forties.