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Man arrested for two decades old unsolved murder

Published torsdag 4 december 2014 kl 15.36

The murder of a doorman in 1992 could be on the way to being solved thanks to the work of the cold case crimes unit inside the Stockholm police force.

The 31-year-old doorman was reported missing from his home in Stockholm in 1992 and it was ten years later that his body was discovered in Lake Mälaren. The cold case crimes unit have been reviewing evidence and according to Lars Byström at Stockholm police, have arrested a man in his fifties in Malmö.

At the time of the doorman's disappearance, police acted on rumours that he had been murdered and dumped under a bridge at Ekolsundsviken outside Enköping but after a search found no trace of him. However his body floated to the surface ten years later and was discovered at the bridge by a father and son while out fishing. 

Tests on the man's decomposed body showed that he had been stabbed to death with a knife, but no one could be tied to the murder.   

The police refused to tell Swedish Radio what evidence had led to the arrest in Malmö of the man in his fifties.

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