Missing People find two bodies in Stockholm

The organization Missing People found two bodies in the Swedish capital over the weekend, one of whom had been missing since early October.

One man was found dead on Sunday in Bandhagen, southern Stockholm, after some 50 people were involved in a volunteer search party. Police, however, do not suspect any crimes.

“There are circumstances that suggest no crime was committed but to be sure that one wasn’t, measures have been taken and we’ve launched a preliminary investigation,” said Sven-Erik Olsson of the Stockholm police to the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Another body was found by divers of the Missing People organization on Saturday in the water near Ljusterö, north-west of the city. The deceased person had been missing since the beginning of October, but divers took no time in finding the body.

“We hopped in and then found the body after ten minutes. Then the police arrived,” said diver and Missing People member Kicki Randmael to the paper.

The organization had previously sent out a search party on land for the same person, but to no avail.

Local police do not suspect any criminal activity in the death.

Missing People shot to the spotlight in April this year after finding the remains of Marina Johansson, who had been missing since the summer of 2010.

The volunteers were also responsible for finding Anna, the 9-year-old girl who went missing on Thursday night in Gothenburg. A 500-strong search party found the girl in the early morning after searching throughout the night.

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Stockholm Pride is a little different this year: here’s what you need to know 

This week marks the beginning of Pride festivities in the Swedish capital. The tickets sold out immediately, for the partly in-person, partly digital events. 

Pride parade 2019
There won't be a Pride parade like the one in 2019 on the streets of Stockholm this year. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT

You might have noticed rainbow flags popping up on major buildings in Stockholm, and on buses and trams. Sweden has more Pride festivals per capita than any other country and is the largest Pride celebration in the Nordic region, but the Stockholm event is by far the biggest.  

The Pride Parade, which usually attracts around 50,000 participants in a normal year, will be broadcast digitally from Södra Teatern on August 7th on Stockholm Pride’s website and social media. The two-hour broadcast will be led by tenor and debater Rickard Söderberg.

The two major venues of the festival are Pride House, located this year at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm at Skanstull in Södermalm, and Pride Stage, which is at Södra Teatern near Slussen.

“We are super happy with the layout and think it feels good for us as an organisation to slowly return to normal. There are so many who have longed for it,” chairperson of Stockholm Pride, Vix Herjeryd, told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

Tickets are required for all indoor events at Södra Teatern to limit the number of people indoors according to pandemic restrictions. But the entire stage programme will also be streamed on a big screen open air on Mosebacketerassen, which doesn’t require a ticket.  

You can read more about this year’s Pride programme on the Stockholm Pride website (in Swedish).