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