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Teen's fall 'probably an accident': police

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12:13 CEST+02:00
Police investigating the death of a young woman in the Stockholm suburb of Hässelby, believed at first to have been pushed off a balcony, are now saying it is most likely she fell by accident.

“Most things point to it being some sort of accident and there not being any crime behind the incident,” said Mats Eriksson of the west Stockholm police to newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN).

Police had been alerted to the scene on Wednesday morning after several local residents had spotted a teenage girl lying lifeless on the ground below an apartment building balcony.

Officers on Thursday brought in two people from inside or near the flat for questioning due to “circumstances” making police have reason to suspect foul play.

However, both were soon released and police now say that they have no suspects.

At this point in the investigation, police believe that there is no reason to suspect that a crime has been committed, but they have not ruled it out completely.

“We're not quite there yet,” said Eriksson to DN.

The forensic investigation needs to be completed and the information from the police interrogations collated before police reach an official verdict, according to the paper.

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