Rebecca Johnson stabbed to death at resort in Lapland

Updated: December 7, 2016
Rebecca Johnson stabbed to death at resort in Lapland

Rebecca Johnson stabbed to death by her boyfriend in Lapland has been pictured for the first time.

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.”