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Boyfriend confesses to killing missing man

Patrick Reilly · 10 Aug 2013, 17:11

Published: 10 Aug 2013 17:11 GMT+02:00

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"He has admitted the crime. He has admitted to murder," said the man's lawyer Lennart Jemtelius.

It is understood that Janzon and the man who confessed were known to each other. Newspaper Aftonbladet described the man who confessed as Janzon's 'boyfriend.'

Janzon, 27, was due to go on holiday to Cyprus with a friend. He was last seen at home in Forshaga, west Sweden with his mother on July 26th.

He was reported missing on Monday and following a nationwide alert was found dead three days later.

Now police suspect that Janzon never left Sweden and that Facebook posts supposedly made by him were done by his killer.

A post on his profile on July 27th read; "Now it's Stockholm in the afternoon to stay in a hotel and then Cyprus on Monday."

Janzon's family became suspicious when he failed to answer his phone and were told by his travel companion that his mobile was missing. In fact the Facebook posts supposedly done by Janzon were uploaded on a phone which heightened concern for the missing man's family.

Upon hearing the news that a man has confessed to the murder, Janzon's brother Mikael Myringby told Expressen; "I've been sure from the start that it was him the whole time. Confessing it doesn't make much difference, I know that it's him."

"He should get his punishment quicker. It's not going to bring Jens back but the time is now," he added.

Friends and family have continued to leave flowers and messages outside the apartment building where his body was found.

Jenny Harmati, a friend of the deceased, told Aftonbladet that Janzon "was head over heels in love. He had met the love of his life," she said.

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Police have yet to disclose how Janzon was murdered or how long the body was in the storage room.

The lawyer representing the man who confessed said; "He has admitted to the crime but I cannot say more due to disclosure prohibition (yppandeförbud)."

A hearing will take place in Värmland district court on Sunday.

Patrick Reilly (news@thelocal.se)

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