According to Camilla Fogel Hamre, a police spokeswoman, they are not under suspicion. “They have been taken in for questioning. There is no suspicion.”
One neighbour, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Aftonbladet newspaper, “I got a shock. It was completely unexpected. The police knocked and but said they had the wrong house. Then they went to the neighbour's and brought out these people.”
Lisa Holm, who was named by police on Tuesday, was last seen at a café in Blomberg near Lidköping at around 6.30pm on Sunday after working a shift there.
Lidköping is a small town in a rural area north east of Gothenburg, and is close to two of Sweden's largest lakes. It is around 50km from the teenager's home town, Skövde. Lisa Holm, who was named by police on Tuesday, was last seen at a café in Blomberg near Lidköping at around 6.30pm on Sunday after working a shift there.
Missing people volunteers in central Sweden on Wednesday. Photo: TT
Volunteers from the organization Missing People search in a field south of the café where the teenager was last seen. Photo: TT
Police are continuing to be secretive about the discoveries made in the area on Thursday.
Unconfirmed reports in the Swedish media suggested that volunteers had found a new clue in a church as officers expanded their search area from a 300-square-metre radius to a much larger 10 square kilometres.
More than 900 volunteers have joined police in searching for the missing teenager over the past few days, in the biggest event of its kind organized by the Missing People charity.
A helicopter is also being used in the search. Photo: TT
Police have voiced concerns about online rumours regarding possible perpetrators.
“Some people are getting very hurt,” Johansson said.
More than 7,000 people disappear in Sweden every year, according to Missing People, but the search for Lisa Holm is one of the biggest in recent years and has captured high media attention.
“This is the most high-profile case I have experienced in this role,” Stefan Gustafsson, a press spokesman for Västra Götaland police told Swedish broadcaster SVT on Thursday.