STOCKHOLM – Will the murder of Olof Palme finally be solved?

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Thirty-four years after Sweden’s former Prime Minister, Olof Palme was murdered in February 1986 in the centre of Stockholm, a breakthrough in investigations may be close at hand. While Swedish police have, so far, not commented on any details or...

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Thirty-four years after Sweden’s former Prime Minister, Olof Palme was murdered in February 1986 in the centre of Stockholm, a breakthrough in investigations may be close at hand.

While Swedish police have, so far, not commented on any details or confirmed rumours concerning the firearm used, which has never been found, two newspapers are reporting on the case’s progress.

Daily newspaper Aftonbladet wrote on Wednesday (29 April) that police had gathered numerous DNA samples during the spring and were performing cross-checking.

Although Tabloid Expressen has previously said that several leads exist in the case, on Tuesday (28 April), it went as far as naming a possible main suspect, Stig Engström, who died in 2000.

While Engström has been under investigation over the years, there now appears to be more evidence against him. According to Expressen, his relatives have been questioned and have also submitted DNA samples.

In February, the prosecutor in the case, Krister Petersson, said in a TV interview that prosecution is close to a breakthrough and charges will probably be made in June. (Pekka Vänttinen | EURACTIV.com)


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