SHARE
COPY LINK
NORWAY KIDNAP DRAMA

KIDNAPPING

Norway mum’s killer will be extradited: police

The 45-year-old man who abducted his son and murdered his Russian ex-girlfriend will be extradited to Norway, police reported on Wednesday.

Norway mum's killer will be extradited: police

The man has been interrogated by both Swedish and Norwegian police since Monday, when he was found sleeping in his car wearing bloodied clothes in a car park north of Växjö, central Sweden.

“Interrogations have been held with him and he does not object to the extradition,” said Robert Loeffel of the Kronoberg police to the TT news agency.

The man admitted to the murder and told police on Tuesday exactly where they could find the body, following their 24 hour search.

The pair’s son, who is 11 months old, has been handed over to social authorities in Växjö and will be also taken to Norway to be looked after by the deceased woman’s relatives.

The woman, who was 26, was found dead on Monday in an abandoned cottage in the woods in Grøn-kjaer, not far from the man’s house in Norway.

A neighbour who heard the pair fighting on Sunday morning recounted hearing screaming around 10am on Sunday.

“I thought at first it was an animal,” Arndis Gudmundsdottir told the Expressen newspaper.

According to Norwegian daily Dagbladet, the victim was a Russian native who had come to Norway to study, and was taking time off to raise the couple’s child.

Police have not disclosed any details about the cause of the woman’s death, but Norwegian police said that a forensic investigation is underway.

The motive behind the murder also remains unclear, although an Aftonbladet source has pointed to a child-custody dispute.

It remains unknown exactly when the extradition will take place.

TT/The Local/og

Follow The Local on Twitter

Member comments

Log in here to leave a comment.
Become a Member to leave a comment.

BABY

Swedish police deliver baby in back seat of car

Two Swedish police officers assisted in a very special roadside delivery over the weekend when they helped a mum give birth to a baby girl in the middle of the night.

Swedish police deliver baby in back seat of car
This is not the baby in the story. Photo: Jurek Holzer/SvD/SCANPIX

Police officer Petter Kesselmark described the unusual incident which saw him and his colleague Stina Strömberg flagged down by a nervous soon-to-be dad at a roundabout in Norrköping, eastern Sweden, in the early hours of Sunday.

“There was a car parked on the roadside and a man was waving frantically at us. The back door was open and I said to my colleague: do you think there's a birth about to happen?” he told regional newspaper Corren.

But the pair quickly sprang into action when they realized that was in fact the case.

“There were only minutes left so my colleague took care of the woman and we came up with a blanket, while I talked to the emergency services and a midwife on the phone and could pass on that everything was cool and all we had to do was receive the child,” said Kesselmark.

The healthy baby girl was born inside the car at 12.07am. An ambulance which arrived at the scene minutes later took the mother and the newborn to hospital for a check-over.

A while later they got a visit from their unexpected helpers.

“They were so happy and we felt honoured to have been part of this and to have shared it with them. We walked around with big smiles on our faces later, said Kesselmark.