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Girl found hanged in tree near Stockholm

The Local/og · 1 Jun 2012, 15:50

Published: 01 Jun 2012 15:50 GMT+02:00

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The girl, who was discovered by a passerby onThursday morning in Skärholmen, southern Stockholm, was hanging lifeless from a tree in a wooded area with a noose around her neck.

Police were initially convinced that the girl had committed suicide, however have since stated that they are now investigating the death as a possible murder, wrote the Aftonbladet newspaper.

After a closer inspection of the scene, police suspect the girl may have been murdered, and then set up in the tree to look like she committed suicide.

“There are circumstances that lead us to suspect that there is a crime behind this,” said one of the investigators to Aftonbladet.

Investigators have told the paper that they are currently interviewing witnesses but that there are no suspects as of yet.

The body of the 17-year-old has been taken to medical examiners in Solna, north of Stockholm, to determine the cause of death.

A friend of the deceased spoke out about the 17-year-old.

“She was a really happy person,” the friend told the paper.

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“She was never sad, and I can’t imagine that she would have taken her own life.”

The Local/og (news@thelocal.se)

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18:06 June 1, 2012 by eovti
If the cops suspect murder, they are probably right.

But _not_ because friends say that "She was a really happy person" or "She was never sad": Because of circumstances I won't elaborate on here, I've known a few suicides, and it often came as a shock to their friends because s/he was always the life of the party, always had a witty remark etcetera etcetera.

I've been diagnosed as 'semi-suicidal' myself, but that doesn't mean I spend my days sitting in a corner, crying. None of my friends could have guessed my diagnosis.
18:23 June 1, 2012 by HelmiVainikka
I fully agree with you eovti, the rule "do not judge a book by its cover" applies here pretty well.

A lot of people who "seem always happy and life welcoming" are actually devastated inside.
18:31 June 1, 2012 by johan rebel
What on earth is semi-suicidal? Only kill yourself halfway?
19:56 June 1, 2012 by dizzymoe33
This is so very sad! I hope the police will be able to solve this crime.
22:16 June 1, 2012 by gpafledthis
Wow !! TL creating "civilized introspection" trust you can't make this a habit !!
00:37 June 2, 2012 by samwise
eovti, I hope you get better. There might be someone praying for you right now.
19:01 June 3, 2012 by haladeen
"honour" killing maybe? Not surprising in Sweden...
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