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The killing of Marina Johansson: a timeline

The Local · 1 Nov 2013, 10:57

Published: 01 Nov 2013 10:57 GMT+01:00

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Johansson's disappearance has captivated the Swedish media for more than three years, as it took nearly two years for her body to be found. Her ex-boyfriend was arrested shortly after she disappeared, but was later released. 
July 27th: Marina Johansson, 31, visits her parents in Tjörn
July 28th: Johansson's sister receives a text message indicating Marina is in Linköping. Police analysis later reveals the text was sent from Stenungsund. It's the last day her ex-boyfriend claims to have seen Johansson 
August 2nd: Johansson is reported missing by her parents
August 6th: Johansson's ex-boyfriend is arrested and ordered held on remand on suspicion of murder
August 13th: Johansson's ex-boyfriend is released
January 3rd: new tenants in Johansson's house discover large blood stains on her bed that police missed
April 1st: the 39-year-old ex-boyfriend is again held on remand
August 12th: the ex-boyfriend is charged with murder
August 31st: the trial of the ex-boyfriend concludes and he is released ahead of the verdict
September 16th: the Udevalla District Court delivers a not-guilty verdict for the ex-boyfriend, in part because prosecutors can't prove she's dead
November 7th: the court of appeals takes up the case
December 15th: the court of appeals affirms the lower court verdict, acquitting the ex-boyfriend
March 6th: the 39-year-old requests compensation of 250,000 kronor ($39,000) for being detained for five months
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April 10th: relatives of Johansson ask the Swedish Tax Agency to declare her deceased
April 14th: a search party is organized by Missing People. They find a body near her home in Stenungsund that is later identified as Johansson's. Investigators determine she was shot in the head at close range
July 28th: Johansson is buried in Tjörn two years after her disappearance
April 8th: the prosecutor applies to the Supreme Court for a retrial
November 1st: the Supreme Court announces it will grant a retrial and orders that the 39-year-old ex-boyfriend be arrested and held on remand

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