New move to accelerate stalling Elliott search

Police have opened a new case of kidnapping. According to Johann Kristiansson of the Skellefteå police, the criminal classification is purely to allow the police access to more avenues of investigation.
Police have opened a new case of kidnapping. According to Johann Kristiansson of the Skellefteå police, the criminal classification is purely to allow the police access to more avenues of investigation.

Skellefteå resident Elliott, 20, remains missing. The police have now initiated a case of kidnapping. "This is done to open up the investigative toolbox," says police officer Johann Kristiansson.

Skellefteå 8 december 2023 15:08

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.

Sighting or tips?

If you have any sightings of or tips about Elliott or his car's whereabouts:

Contact the police at 114 14


 
 
 
 
 
 
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