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New details emerge on dismembered body find

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New details emerge on dismembered body find
09:22 CEST+02:00
Police believe they have pinpointed the gender and approximate age of a dismembered body found at the weekend by an amateur diver off Sweden's west coast as the search for remaining body parts continues.

On Wednesday, police announced the body parts most certainly belonged to a male. On Thursday morning, police went public with more information about the victim's likely age.

"He was at least 40-years-old," detective Thord Haraldsson told TV4 news.

Forensic dentists in Gothenburg have examined the remains, although Haraldsson refused to confirm whether teeth were among the body parts contained in the package found at the weekend.

The body parts were found 14 metres below the water surface on Saturday by an amateur diver, just off the coast of Saltö near the Norwegian border.

Police described the find as "the kind of thing that you think you could only see on TV" and added that they were unsure whose body it was, or why the pieces had apparently been wrapped up together and thrown into the sea.

On Thursday, police plan to continue their hunt for additional body parts, deploying divers and helicopters.

"We're going to ask for help from the coast guard because we have yet to find all the parts," Haraldsson told TT on Wednesday.

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