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Stockholm shaken by three weekend killings

The Local/dl · 5 Mar 2012, 08:18

Published: 05 Mar 2012 08:18 GMT+01:00

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On Friday night, a man in his sixties was found dead in his home in Haninge south of Stockholm.

The circumstances surrounding the killing remain unclear, but the man's wife has been detained on suspicion of murder.

"At present, we can't rule out that it was a crime," police spokesperson Christer Holmer told the TT news agency.

"On Monday, an autopsy will be performed on the body."

Meanwhile, a 44-year-old woman was found dead in her home in Hässelby in northwest Stockholm on Saturday.

"A man has been detained on suspicion of murder," police spokesperson Helena Appelgren told TT.

The woman was found around 7pm on Saturday evening and police are releasing few details about the case.

However, a police spokesperson confirmed to newspaper Metro that the two were living together in the flat.

A forensic analysis of the woman's apartment has been conducted and on Sunday an autopsy was planned, as was an interrogation of the 46-year-old man being held by police.

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In addition, a man was found dead outside a building on the island of Lidningö, east of Stockholm, at 3am on Sunday morning, Metro reported.

A man and a woman were arrested at the scene of the suspected crime and have been detained on suspicion of murder.

The Local/dl (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:38 March 5, 2012 by johan rebel
By the sounds of it, none of the cases has yet been confirmed as a homicide, so what killings?

Three in a weekend would just be a random coincidence anyway.
14:13 March 5, 2012 by strixy
I now understand why so many Swedes move to live elsewhere. Swedish The Local is like a police chronicle.
08:24 March 6, 2012 by SecondGen

I hate to say it but in Chicago, 3 dead over a weekend would be considered a good weekend.

"Ten Dead Among 54 Shot Across City Over Weekend" is a real headline in Chicago. And that's only the shootings. Google "Derrion Albert" for sad examples of what else happens. Summers get pretty violent, but sometimes warm springs can go that way too.

Enjoy Sweden! Globalization isn't all it's cracked up; violence is mobile!
20:27 March 7, 2012 by Greysuede
Is it again all about how did Sven kill Leif?
14:35 October 29, 2012 by gogigboy
I agree with SecondGen. London is the same. Three killings is nothing for a weekend here.
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