Police received a call on Tuesday night reporting that there was a woman lying dead in a flat in Älvsjö.
“The circumstances are such that it’s obvious she’s been murdered,” detective Anders Bjärgård told the Aftonbladet newspaper.
Police also suspect the woman was killed at a different location before being moved to the flat, and the man who reported finding the body claimed it had been dismembered.
“He was very upset and said that the body was lying in bags,” a police source told Aftonbladet.
The caller claimed another man was responsible for the killing, and both men are now being held as police investigate the suspected murder.
The two men are “connected to one another”, according to duty commander Mikko Airen of Stockholm’s southern district police told the TT news agency.
When asked about claims the woman had been dismembered, Airen refused to comment.
The two men as well as the victim are all in the thirties.
“They were both apprehended at the location where the woman was found,” Elisabeth Wernsten of the southern district police told TT.
Speaking with Aftonbladet, Wernsten refused to confirm exactly how the woman was killed.
“The body will undergo a forensic medical examination in order to determine the cause of death,” she said.
“The injuries may have also occurred after the victim was killed.”