Police search for clues to Swedish mystery deaths

Police were investigating suspected murder on Tuesday after two people were found dead inside a house in a quiet residential area south-west of Västerås in central Sweden.

Police search for clues to Swedish mystery deaths
A police cordon on the street in Kolbäck. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

“The circumstances are such that crime cannot be ruled out. We have therefore launched a murder investigation,” Johanna von Wowern, police press spokesperson, told the TT newswire.

Swedish media reported that officers remained cautious about revealing any information about the pair, who were not previously known to police, after they were called to the scene at 7.10pm on Monday.

Officers investigating the property where the bodies were found. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Forensic teams were working at the scene throughout the night, but nobody had been arrested by Tuesday morning. Police did not say whether or not they had any suspects.

“The investigative work continues and the forensic teams are doing their thing. We have to go through the statements from interrogations,” police spokesperson Stefan Forsberg told Aftonbladet.

Kolbäck is a small town of around 2,000 residents, about 20 kilometres south-west of Västerås.


Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.