Swedish man arrested for killing wife and living with corpse for two days in Albufeira

A 44-year-old Swedish man believed to have beaten his wife to death and kept her body at their home in Albufeira for two days while he went out drinking has been arrested and remanded in custody.

The announcement was made by PJ police this week after Carl Christian Löfgren turned himself into Albufeira’s GNR station on November 5.

Further grizzly details have been revealed by Correio da Manhã. According to the tabloid, the woman’s body was found on the floor inside the couple’s home, surrounded by “broken bottles and faeces,” by local firefighters and an INEM medical emergency team.

Says CM, the couple lived in a house “worth €400,000 but under very precarious conditions”, without electricity or tap water.

The fatal attack is believed to have occurred after a fight broke out between the couple, “likely after the excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages and other substances”.

The victim, Jasmina Löfgren, 44, was beaten with “great violence” and died due to “serious brain injuries,” according to PJ police.

After committing the crime, Carl Löfgren is said to have continued living with the body in the house for two days, even going out for drinks.

He will now await trial in custody.

Reports CM, the couple have a five-year-old daughter who was put into her grandmother’s care due to their “problems with alcohol”.

A neighbour told the tabloid that the couple was “almost always at home” and that it was noticeable that the man “drank alcohol”.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com