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Man arrested after woman's body identified

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Man arrested after woman's body identified
Police at the scene of where the woman's body was found. Photo: Bo Amstrup/Scanpix
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The woman found dead in a plastic sack over the weekend was in Denmark on a tourist visa from a north African country, police said after arresting a 32-year-old Funen resident for her murder.
After receiving more than 200 tip-offs about the female body found off the side of a road in Jutland on Saturday, police made their breakthrough on Monday evening.
 
East Jutland Police said that a 32-year-old Funen resident has been arrested for murdering the woman, whose body was found in a plastic sack at a lay-by just outside of Langå.
 
According to a police press release, the woman was killed in the man’s residence. 
 
 
Police have identified the woman, saying that she is from a north African country and was in Denmark on a tourist visa. As of Monday night, police had not been able to contact the woman’s family and were thus not releasing any additional information about her identity. 
 
East Jutland Police turned to residents for help in identifying the woman. A photo of her corpse was released publicly and police said that nearly 200 tip-offs were called in. 
 
One of those led to the break in the case. 
 
“We are very thankful for the help we received from residents in this case. Without their help it is not certain that we would have been able to identify the woman,” East Jutland Police spokesman Jesper Bøjgaard Madsen said. 
 
The 32-year-old male suspect will face a preliminary examination by Funen Police on Tuesday. 
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