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Body of missing Danish student found in shed

The lifeless body of missing Danish student Olivia Ostergaard was found in a small shed in Oberägeri in the canton of Zug, police confirmed on Tuesday night.

Body of missing Danish student found in shed
Olivia Ostergaard. Photo: Zug cantonal police

German-language Swiss media earlier reported that the 20-year-old, who has been missing for three weeks, was discovered in the building on a slope overlooking Lake Ägeri.

Cantonal police did not immediately confirm the reports until around 7.45pm when the force issued a news release saying that the student had been positively identified.

Police said the cause of death was not yet known but there was no evidence of a crime.

The IRM forensic institute in Zurich will examine the body before any conclusions are drawn.

Ostergaard, a student at the University of Zurich, was last seen leaving the apartment in Zug that she shared with her boyfriend early on the morning of March 26th, when she was apparently going to the university.

Her boyfriend reported her missing the following day.

Police launched an extensive search of the Zug area, including Lake Zug and Lake Ägeri, with tracking dogs, helicopters, boats and divers.

After a little more than a week police issued a statement indicating that evidence was mounting that the woman committed suicide.

Investigators had checked her bank and mobile phone records and had been unable to find any evidence of her activity.

However, the search continued for the slender blonde woman, who was known in Zurich as a part-time model.

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From Brexit to beards – what the Swiss googled most

It’s been a year dominated by major world events like Brexit and the US election, but in 2016 the Swiss were most interested in football – at least when it came to Google searches.

From Brexit to beards – what the Swiss googled most
Euro 2016 was the top search item. Photo: UEFA

According to the search engine’s annual year-end list released on Wednesday, the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament was the year’s biggest trending search term in Switzerland.

Next came the new iPhone 7, followed by the smartphone game Pokémon Go.

International events were still uppermost in the minds of many Swiss, with searches on Brexit and Donald Trump coming fourth and fifth in the list of most searched words. 

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International events were still uppermost in the minds of many Swiss, with searches on Brexit and Donald Trump coming fourth and fifth in the list of most searched words.

Brexit and Trump also topped the list of 2016 scandals and things to get excited about, with Hillary Clinton coming in fourth.

Swiss were also concerned about what was happening in their own country.

Number five in this category was the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) implementation initiative on the deportation of criminal foreigners, which was voted on and rejected in February.

Less serious topics also featured strongly in the search lists.

‘How do I make my beard grow evenly,’ was a regularly asked question, presumably among Swiss hipsters.

And in a country of chocolate lovers, it was perhaps not surprising that “how do I make milk chocolate out of dark chocolate” came in at number three in the ‘how to’ list.

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