The murder took place in Brickebacken outside the city center, where many exchange students live. Since it happened in the middle of the afternoon, there were many witnesses.
Another exchange student has admitted that he killed the woman. Witnesses say the woman was lying on the ground when the man stabbed her in the chest. Several people ran to the man and held him until the police and ambulance arrived. The woman later passed away at the hospital.
John Hamben from the Chinese National Federation in Sweden says to local newspaper Nerikes Allehanda that the motive seems to have been that the woman had rejected the man.