Human remains found by railway workers in Slagelse

Police suspect the remains are of a 74-year-old local man and are confident no crime has been committed

On Monday afternoon, railway workers found the remains of a 74-year-old man in the northeastern part of Slagelse, the South Zealand and Lolland Falster Police confirms.

Probable identification
Jens Frederiksen was the officer in charge when police were called to the scene. He told Ekstra Bladet that an investigation of the scene has resulted in the probable identification of the man.

“Some personal papers and an ID card were also found, which leads us to connect the remains with a man who went missing in 2007,” he said.

The police have been in contact with the family of the man they suspect to be the deceased. While the cause of death is still to be ascertained, they do not suspect any crime was committed.

“We expect to be in close dialogue with the family and, through the information we have received from them, we have been able to rebut that there is any criminality behind this.”