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Police follow leads after finding woman's body

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Police follow leads after finding woman's body
Police were focusing on the woman's earrings in the search for clues about her identity. Photo: Østjyllands Politi/Scanpix
09:21 CET+01:00
Police in Jutland were still working on Monday to identify the woman whose body was found in plastic sacks at a lay-by in the mid-Jutland town of Langå.
East Jutland Police said on Monday that they had received 100 tip-offs about the possible identity of a woman whose body was found off the side of a road on Saturday. 
 
“We are still missing the final breakthrough but it could be that it is hiding amongst the information we have received. We definitely have a lot to work further on,” East Jutland police spokesman Jesper Bøjgaard told BT on Monday.
 
The woman’s body was found in a black plastic sack at a lay-by just outside of Langå, between Aarhus and Randers. A passerby discovered the sack, which had been taped shut. When the person in question opened it, the body was found. 
 
An autopsy revealed that the woman had been murdered. With police unable to immediately identify the victim, they publicly released a photo of her body which can be viewed here (warning: graphic). 
 
She is described as being between 30 and 40 years old, 172cm tall, dark and curly hair and with a normal to “heavy” build. Police were focusing on two earrings she was wearing: one was a heart with a light stone while the other appeared to be a swan. 
 
Bøjgaard said that the majority of calls they have received have been about the woman’s possible identity. 
 
“The tip-offs go in numerous directions, but the majority are suggestions on who the woman might be. Apparently no one saw her being left at the lay-by,” he told BT. 
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