A 36-year-old Czech man is expected to be formally charged on Wednesday with the murder of a Fife tour guide who was allegedly stabbed to death in Lapland.
The body of Rebecca Johnson, from Burntisland, was discovered in the Finnish village of Kuttanen on Saturday, sparking a major manhunt in the surrounding wilderness which ended with her boyfriend being detained by police.
The Lapland Police Department, which is leading the homicide investigation, has filed a murder charge with prosecutors, and the 36-year-old suspect, thought to live in Stirling, is due to face the allegations in court on Wednesday.
Rebecca’s heartbroken parents have now travelled to Finland as they search for answers and try to come to terms with their loss, and they are being supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: “We are in touch with local authorities following the tragic death of Rebecca Johnson in Finland, and we continue to provide assistance to her family at this difficult time.”