34 years later, Sweden solved the case of the assassination of the country’s prime minister

The Prosecutor’s Office has identified the perpetrator of the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986. It was the designer Stig Engström. This was announced on Wednesday, June 10, Prosecutor Krister Peterson.

“Today we can announce that we have identified the killer, the so-called Skandiamannen. Since he has already passed away (killed himself in 2000. – Red.), I cannot charge him. Therefore, the case is closed,” Petersson said.

According to him, the investigation was unable to link the bullets found to any weapon. The gun, which was used to shoot the politician, was never found, reports the National Assembly.

There’s also no new technical evidence, so the guilty was determined by the testimony of witnesses, who claimed to have seen the designer at the crime scene. In addition, during the investigation, he was confused in his testimony and could not tell what he was doing on the day of the Prime Minister’s murder. In total, the police considered more than 130 people as alleged criminals.

The murder of Olof Palme, who headed the Swedish government from 1969 to 1976 and also from 1982, occurred on the evening of 28 February 1986, when he and his wife were returning home from the cinema without bodyguards. The unsub shot twice in Palma’s back and then his wife, after which he fled. The Prime Minister died on the spot and his wife was injured.

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