Scottish 'Santa Tour' Employee Stabbed To Death in Lapland 5 years ago

Scottish 'Santa Tour' Employee Stabbed To Death in Lapland

A 26-year-old woman has been stabbed to death near a Christmas tourism centre in Lapland where she worked as a tour guide bringing families to meet Santa.

Finnish police launched a search for the killer after the woman, who worked for a group called Santa Safari, was found dead on Saturday in a property in Kuttanen in Finland.

The suspect was found using helicopters and Husky dogs after hiding in the woods in freezing temperatures.

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Finnish police issued a statement:

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“A homicide occurred on Saturday morning. A 36-year-old man is suspected of having stabbed to death his 26-year-old girlfriend. Both of them were foreign seasonal workers. After the deed, the man fled with their dogs.”

They also said the man has been taken to hospital in Rovaniemi near the Swedish border where he is being treated for hypothermia.

Santa Safari told The Sun:

 “We are deeply saddened to confirm that a member of the Santa Safari team was discovered dead on December 3. We are all in shock from this tragic news and our thoughts go out to her family. Our team is working closely with the Finnish Police and relevant authorities to support the investigation that is now underway."