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Family shocked by visit to ‘murdered’ man’s flat

A 24-year-old man was found dead in his Kiruna apartment on Sunday, in what local police have labelled as suspected murder.

The body of the man was found at 11am on Sunday morning by close relatives who were visiting the man’s apartment in Kiruna in northern Sweden.

“We are labelling this case as murder,” said Mikael Norén of the Norrbotten police to daily Aftonbladet.

Norén refused to comment about the circumstances surrounding the case, and would not divulge any information of the circumstances surrounding the relatives and their involvement in the discovery.

Local police have so far remained tight lipped and revealed very little.

“I cannot say anything about it. The investigation surrounding the circumstances of his death is ongoing and it is unclear what has happened,” said Norén to the paper.

The man’s apartment has been sealed off pending forensic investigation.

As of Monday morning, no one has been taken into custody in connection with the murder.

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ALMEDALEN 2022

Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

READ ALSO: What do we know about the Almedalen knife attack?

Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden. 

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