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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