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Lindén also suspected of murder in Belgium

Makaveli Lindén, the young Swede charged with murder and robbery in Oslo last month, is also suspected of robbing and stabbing a Belgian woman to death while he was fleeing to Southern Europe.

Belgian prosecutors confirmed to Oslo newspaper VG that Lindén is a suspect in the murder of Johanna Jostameling in the Belgian city of Mechelen. Jostameling was found stabbed to death in her apartment on October 24, a day after Lindén was arrested in Dijon, France after being the subject of an international manhunt.

Belgian police believe the 58-year-old Jostameling was killed a few days before she was found. Lindén was fleeing from Oslo via his home in Sweden at the time. He has since admitted to robbing a man at knifepoint in Oslo on Monday October 15 and then breaking into a nearby apartment and fatally stabbing one of its residents, Heikki Bjørklund Paltto.

Lindén remains in police custody in France, subject to an extradition request by Norwegian prosecutors. staff



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