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Boot with severed human foot found in forest

The police have found the remains of a human foot in a boot, which they think may belong to a woman who has been missing in Vilshult, southern Sweden, since early 2011.

Volunteers from the Missing People organization made the find in the forest outside Vilshult last weekend. The boot was handed to the police, who sent it on to a forensics laboratory for analysis. Forensic officers have now confirmed that the boot contained parts of a foot.

“We have sent it off for a DNA analysis to be completely sure,” Blekinge county police spokesman Johan Berntsson told the local Sydöstran newspaper.

Local police said they think a wild animal may have dragged the boot away from the woman’s body, explaining why it was found by itself.

When the woman disappeared in January 2011, the police did not suspect foul play.

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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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