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Human skull discovered by fishermen in central Sweden

The Svartån river, pictured running through Västerås, where the find was made. Photo: Björn Larsson Ask/SvD/TT

Published: 06.Nov.2018 11:18 hrs

Two people in central Sweden discovered what is believed to be a human skull while fishing at the weekend, prompting police to open a murder investigation.

"The people, who were out fishing, caught something, and on the hook was a human skull," police said in a statement.

The pair made the macabre discovery in the river Svartån, between Västerås and Skultuna, on Saturday afternoon.

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