Jönköping teen arrested for murder of EU migrant

A teenaged boy was arrested on Monday on suspicion of murdering an EU migrant earlier this month in the Jönköping area, radio station P4 Jönköping reported on Monday.

Jönköping teen arrested for murder of EU migrant
Prosecutors did not release many details about the ongoing investigation. File photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT
The male migrant was found dead in a local park earlier this month but it took police a week to determine that a murder had occurred. The police investigation then led to the teenager who was arrested on Monday.
The migrant’s death led to a number of rumours amongst the local youth and numerous video clips of the victim were posted to social media. The migrant, who was in his 50s, reportedly lived in the Huskvarna park where he was found dead. 
Police have been in contact with two other boys in connection with the crime. Both are under the age of 15 and one is as young as 13 according to P4 Jönköping. One of the boys is suspected of assaulting the migrant on the same day as the alleged murder while the other is suspected of harassing the victim. 
The teenage murder suspect has been assigned a public defender. 
Linda Schön of the Prosecution Authority (Åklagarmyndigheten) did not wish to release details of the ongoing investigation. 
“In order to ensure that the preliminary investigation can be carried out legally and effectively, we wish to work undisturbed,” she said via a press release

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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.