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Missing French exchange student found dead

The 23-year-old French student who had been missing for two weeks in southern Sweden was found dead on Wednesday night, with police stating that they no longer suspected any foul play.

Missing French exchange student found dead

The student, Samuel Babin, was found dead in a wooded area in Karlskrona just after 8pm on Wednesday.

“Samuel Babin was found dead yesterday night by the Blekinge Police dog patrols,” the police wrote in a statement.

“There is no longer any suspicion of any criminal activity.”

Babin was last seen on January 11th at the Blekinge Institute of Technology and his mysterious disappearance led officers to suspect he was kidnapped.

“He’s a nice and easygoing guy who has a lot of friends,” one friend told the Expressen newspaper on Tuesday.

“I don’t think he had any enemies.”

Police launched a search party in the area together with the Missing People organization.

The body was identified late on Wednesday night, and Babin’s family has been notified.

“Our thoughts are with the relatives, rest in peace Samuel,” wrote Missing People in announcing on their Facebook page that the case had been closed.

Babin’s disappearance and death is not the first time a foreign student enrolled at the Blekinge Institute of Technology has gone missing and later been found dead.

Last year, Indian graduate student Dheeraj Reddy Donthi disappeared from his student flat in late January.

His body was discovered in early April in a river flowing into Ronneby harbour.

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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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