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Missing mother of two found dead

A 23-year-old mother of two from Trollhättan in western Sweden who has been missing for more than a month was found dead in a wooded area on Thursday night.

Missing mother of two found dead

“We can confirm that this is the 23-year-old woman. There’s no doubt about it,” said Väst Götaland police spokesman Björ Blixter to the TT news agency.

“Among other things, there are tattoos on the body that confirm it.”

The woman was found in Grästorps municipality by a hunter who had been asked by a neighbour to investigate a suspicious odor. The body was lying on the ground, only 100 metres from highway 44.

“It’s in very bad shape,” Blixter said in reference to the condition of the body.

Ambulance and police officers were called to the scene, which was cordoned off for a forensic investigation.

The 23-year-old has been missing since June 30th when a large amount of blood was found in her apartment in Trollhättan.

A 36-year-old man is due to be extradited to Sweden after having been arrested in Poland. A warrant was issued for his arrest on suspicion of murdering the woman. He is expected to arrive in Sweden by August 15th at the latest at which point a remand hearing will be held. The man has continually denied committing any crime.

Two additional men, aged 31 and 35, have been ordered held on remand by Vänergborg District Court on suspicion of aiding a criminal.

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ALMEDALEN 2022

Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

READ ALSO: What do we know about the Almedalen knife attack?

Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden. 

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