Du måste aktivera javascript för att sverigesradio.se ska fungera korrekt och för att kunna lyssna på ljud. Har du problem med vår sajt så finns hjälp på https://kundo.se/org/sverigesradio/

Death of four-year-old investigated as murder

Published måndag 17 oktober 2011 kl 11.44
The boy disappeared early Sunday evening and was found dead in the woods several hours later. Photo: Johan Nilsson/Scanpix.

The death of a four-year-old boy on Sunday evening is being investigated as a possible murder. The boy went missing from a play area in Ljunby in the south of Sweden around 5 p.m. on Sunday evening. His body was then found a few hours later in a nearby forest.

Police told Swedish Radio News that murder is considered as a matter of routine in the case of a small child being found dead, partly to ensure that the investigation proceeds at the fastest possible speed.

Police say that the four-year-old was playing with older siblings when he disappeared. No information has of yet been released about what happened to the boy and police are awaiting the results of an autopsy. A forensic examination of the area is also still being conducted.

Our journalism is based on credibility and impartiality. Swedish Radio is independent and not affiliated to any political, religious, financial, public or private interests.
Har du frågor eller förslag gällande våra webbtjänster?

Kontakta gärna Sveriges Radios supportforum där vi besvarar dina frågor vardagar kl. 9-17.

Du hittar dina sparade avsnitt i menyn under "Min lista".