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Woman suspected of staging own abduction

A 29-year-old woman who went missing for two days in September is suspected of having arranged her own abduction.

Woman suspected of staging own abduction

The woman, called Angelica, disappeared after an evening work shift as an aquarobics instructor at a swimming pool in Mariestad, a small town in the west of Sweden.

She was found in a forest in Gothenburg two days later, on September 15th, with tape around her hands and signs of having suffered physical assault. She told police she had been kidnapped, tied up, kicked and punched.

She is now suspected of having staged the disappearance.

One week before going missing, Angelica reported an acquaintance for assault. She is suspected of raising a false alarm and making false charges in connection to that event.

When she returned home, Angelica’s boyfriend told the Expressen newspaper that she had “received kicks and blows to the head, but is doing well under the circumstances.”

The organization Missing People Sweden, which has helped to find several lost persons in the past, had rallied volunteers for a search party to find Angelica. The organization sent out a text message to registered volunteers, urging them to join the three-hour search.

According to the radio station P4 Skaraborg, Angelica has now admitted to having voluntarily stayed away from home.

The case has been handed over to the Swedish Prosecutors Office (Internationella åklagarkammaren).

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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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