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Teen girl ‘pushed’ from balcony – dies

Police are suspecting foul play in an investigation into an accident where a young woman was found lifeless below a balcony in the Stockholm suburb of Hässelby in the early hours of Thursday morning.

“It is the circumstances that make us suspect murder. The people present at the time of the incident, what others have seen and heard,” said Kjell Hellström of the Stockholm police to news agency TT.

The young woman was discovered lying on the ground next to an apartment building in northern Stockholm by residents in the area early on Thursday.

“There were several calls coming in saying she was lying there,” Hellström said to newspaper Aftonbladet.

Police arriving on the scene thought that the circumstances were “suspicious” upon entering the flat where the young woman lived and a preliminary investigation into murder has been initiated.

“She was taken by ambulance to a hospital but died there,” said Mats Eriksson of the west Stockholm police to TT.

The police were unwilling to comment as to whether the woman was injured in any other way than from the fall.

Two people near or in the flat when the police arrived were brought in for questioning over the course of Thursday, but according to police they will be released. Officers working on the case have no other suspects at the moment.

Police think they know who the girl is but they still need be 100 percent certain in their identification of her.

During Thursday officers have been taking witness statements from residents in the area.

“We are now working on interrogating these people we have brought in and finding out who she is,” said Hellström to Aftonbladet.

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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