Logo 468


Job section - 468

Police confirm: it is Marina Johansson


Linda Genborg 2012-04-18

The body found by the organisation Missing People in Svartedalen Nature Reserve on the weekend is the remains of Marina Johansson, confirmed the police on Wednesday.

“We have waited so long for some clarity,” says Marina’s mother Laila to Göteborgs-Posten (GP).

Marina disappeared from her home near Spekeröd on the west coast in July 2010. Her former boyfriend was charged with her murder but was acquitted by both the District Court and the Court of Appeal. One of the main challenges for the prosecutor was that Marina’s body was never found.

The remains were found when the volunteer organisation Missing People organized a search in the area around Marina’s house on the weekend. Around 200 people took part in the search. The body was found close to a forest road around 10 kilometres from Marina’s house. It was wrapped in a matrass, which was covered in a plastic wrapping and hidden under some spruce trees.

The death of Marina is being investigated as a suspected murder. But police press officer Björ Blixter told Göteborgs-Posten there is no suspect at this stage. The police will continue their forensic examination of the body and of other things that were found at the site. The aim is to find evidence from one or several perpetrators.

According to Göteborgs-Posten, it is legally possible that Marina’s former boyfriend is charged with the murder again.

“The Prosecutor-General may request a new trial if new and conclusive evidence emerges. The Supreme Court decides on the matter and if they accept the new evidence, the Supreme Court will remit the case to the most recent legal authority, in this case the Court of Appeal for Western Sweden,” said Karin Rosander, communications director at the Swedish Prosecution Authority, to Göteborgs-Posten on the weekend.

Related article


Post comment     Tip a friend     Print






News 620w

Semicolon tattoo brings awareness to mental health



The trend to tattoo a semicolon has been ongoing for several years and the campaign has recently become a...

More

Summer is not over yet, tourism high



Warmer weather and blue skies return to Western Sweden reminding us that summer doesn’t end in July....

More

Emissions linked to dementia


A new study, conducted by researchers at Umeå University, has revealed a direct link between car...

More

New banknotes and coins for Sweden



Swedish banknotes and coins have gotten a long awaited facelift and the new currency will be distributed to...

More

Tram traffic over Göta Älvbron stopped



All tram traffic over Göta Älvbron will be stopped on Tuesday due to maintenance work. Traffic to...

More

Swedish shark population in danger



The Swedish shark population is in critical danger, according to the Swedish Species Information Centre, ...

More

Attempted robbery at Gothenburg’s Central Station



Just before 4:00am Sunday evening, police were alerted to an attempted robbery at Gothenburg’s Central...

More

Wishing you a great summer


Göteborg Daily is taking a short break for the summer...

More

Two fires breakout overnight in West Sweden


Rescue services were on site early of Friday morning at the scene of a summer cottage in Funningen, south of...

More

Suspected murder in Bergsjön



Police are investigating an incident in Bergsjön after having discovered that a man was found dead in an...

More

Sweden - a growing tourist destination


Sweden is becoming a Go-To tourist destination and the industry’s export value is rising and expected...

More

Summer finally arrives



According to meteorologists, warmer summer weather is on its way. Next week we could see temperatures above...

More

Two remanded in custody for Biskopsgården murder


Two men were remanded in custody yesterday on suspicion of murder and accessory to murder for the shoot-out...

More

Lisa Holm’s parents speak of their loss


The parents of Lisa Holm have spoken out for the first time after their daughter’s suspected murder in...

More

500 flats earmarked for families

Housing shortage. The City of Gothenburg has earmarked 500 apartments in the city for families with multiple children...

More



BRG 300

Most read

Search Search help




BRG Expat Guide

Main Partners 620