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Missing 6-year-old found ‘tired but well’ by police

The 6-year-old girl who disappeared Tuesday afternoon in southern Sweden was found alive and well after an intensive search by police that spanned almost 24 hours.

Missing 6-year-old found 'tired but well' by police

“She has been found. She feels good. She was a little dirty, but she didn’t answer when I asked in Somali how she felt,” said Sudan, a man who was present when the girl was handed over to police by the family that found her, to Sveriges Radio (SR).

The girl, Kalif Bushra, was found around midday walking along a path two kilometres outside Gislaved, and was immediately driven to the local police station.

Police are still eager to speak with the girl to find out more about the circumstances of her disappearance.

“But it takes a little time. She’s only six, so we’re taking it slowly,” said Jan Lagerqvist of the local police to the TT news agency.

Furthermore, the girl does not speak Swedish – only German and a bit of Somali.

The girl was taken to a doctor soon after she was found, accompanied by her mother.

Details remain sketchy about the girls disappearance, and indeed about how she spent the rainy night in Gislaved.

The six-year-old was last seen playing in a school park at 1pm on Tuesday, and police were alerted around 5pm, launching a search party that worked throughout the night and morning.

The girl is originally from Somalia but lives in Germany, and was visiting relatives in in Gislaved with her mother and sibling.

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Trollhättan suspect to be extradited to Sweden

A Polish court ruled on Friday that the 36-year-old man who turned himself in over the murder of a mother-of-two in Trollhättan, western Sweden, should be extradited to Sweden.

Trollhättan suspect to be extradited to Sweden

The man is suspected of murdering a 23-year-old woman, who has been missing since June 30th in the western Swedish town, roughly 75 kilometres north of Gothenburg.

“We can confirm that on Monday we detained a Swedish man who was being searched for internationally by Swedish police,” Mariusz Sokolowski of the national Polish police force told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

“This occurred in the Swedish embassy in Warsaw. We came there at the request of the embassy.”

He added that the case was taken as seriously in Poland as it is in Sweden.

IN PICTURES: Police and the Missing People volunteers join the search

The 36-year-old suspect had been detained before in Sweden on suspicion of kidnapping, while two younger men were detained for aiding a criminal. He will be back on Swedish shores within ten days.

The hunt for the woman’s body has been extensive, involving police divers and hundreds of members of the volunteer Missing People organization. Her body is still missing.

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