On Monday, October 2, 2023, a 15-year-old disappears in Alingsås. The next day, his father reports him missing and a large search operation begins. Several people are arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and divers are searching the Säveån, which winds through the city.
On Sunday, police and prosecutors announce that they suspect the boy is dead. A 16-year-old, who until then had been suspected of kidnapping, is being held for murder. He has said he met the 15-year-old on the night he disappeared from his home, but denies any wrongdoing. A few hours later, the 15-year-old is found dead.
Every year around 25,000 people are reported missing around the country. How do the police work to find them?
We tell you what we know so far about the case and how the 15-year-old’s disappearance has affected the city and hear from the 15-year-old’s best friend.
Source: ICELAND NEWS