Elliott from Skellefteå has been missing for a week and a half. The police had hoped that by now they would have received crucial information, that someone would have seen Elliott's dark gray Volvo S80, model year -04, with a registration number starting with WFH.
But progress has been slow.
– It feels like we're not getting anywhere. Ideally, we would like to get some tips that would help us move forward. We are waiting for the sighting of a snow-covered car, says Johann Kristiansson of the Skellefteå police on Friday morning.
– Otherwise it feels like we're just standing still.
On Thursday afternoon, the police created a separate case regarding the disappearance, this time under the classification of kidnapping.
– It may sound serious, he notes quickly, adding:
–There is no new information pointing to a crime, but we need a reason to take further action, and that requires suspicion of a the commission of a crime. This is done so that we can open the investigative toolbox.
One of the measures made available by this criminal classification is called a cell tower dump. This involves extracting information from a mobile or cell phone masts, allowing the police to check incoming and outgoing calls from a phone, among other things.
The request for a cell tower dump has been sent, and the results should be available soon, says Kristiansson.
– We want to make progress, and that's why we're doing this.
If you have any sightings of or tips about Elliott or his car's whereabouts:
Contact the police at 114 14