Police investigate deaths of mother and child in Sweden

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Norwegian police were working with Swedish police after a 38-year-old woman from Sunnmøre was found dead in her home in the small town of Arboga in Sweden. Also found dead was her eight-month-old daughter, and police suspect they were murdered.

The woman reportedly had moved to Sweden because she was afraid and no longer felt safe in Norway. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported that she’d been living at a secret address.

Newspaper Aftenposten reported that the mother’s former boyfriend, a Norwegian citizen in his 50s who’s originally from Iraq, was released from prison last summer after serving an eight-month prison term for abusing her. He was questioned by police in Ålesund in Norway, but was not charged. “He was questioned as a family member and someone who knew the deceased,” Åsa Hedin of the Swedish police told Aftenposten.

The mother also had five other children and all have been informed of their mother’s death, reported Aftenposten. An autopsy report on cause of death was pending.

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