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Boyfriend confesses to killing missing man

A 37-year old man said to be the boyfriend Jens Janzon, who has been missing for more than two weeks, has confessed to the killing after Janzon's body was discovered in the storage room of an apartment complex in Skoghall, west central Sweden on Thursday.

“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.

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.

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Almedalen knife attacker linked to Swedish neo-Nazi groups: reports

The man behind the knife attack at Sweden's Almedalen political festival has been active in the militant neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement, Swedish media have reported.

Almedalen knife attacker linked to Swedish neo-Nazi groups: reports

He has taken part in several neo-Nazi demonstrations over the past few years and has also expressed support for the extreme right Alternative for Sweden party on social media, the Expressen newspaper reported.

The Moderate MP Hanif Bali said on Twitter after the news came out that the stabbing was “a terror attack”. “This is nothing other than a terror attack”. 

The man stabbed a woman in the upper body at the Donners plats square only a minute’s walk from the stage where all eight of Sweden’s parliamentary party leaders are making speeches this week at the Almedalen political festival. The women is being treated for severe injuries at the Visby Lasarett hospital. 

The 30-something attacker fled the scene but was stopped and arrested by Lars Reuterberg, a 69-year-old pensioner. 

Reuterberg told the TT newswire that he had heard someone shout “stop him!” and then seen a man jump over a fence from the corner restaurant. 

“I thought he’d nicked a bag or something, and my spontaneous reaction was ‘I should take him down’. He wasn’t such a big guy, certainly no bodybuilder, so I tried to look a little uninterested, but when he came near me he ended up on the end of mighty great shove.” 

The man flew into a door and then just lay here. “It was only then I saw that he had a knife, which I hadn’t known earlier, because then I might have acted differently,” he said. 

“I’m livid now,” he went on. “This is the world’s most unique political week, a people’s festival where you can meet politicians and celebrities and everyone says ‘hi’, where there are journalists and everything. And this nutter goes and wrecks it all.” 

“I’m quite proud of myself,” he admitted. “I was never afraid. I’m afraid now for the woman who got stabbed.”

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