Sweden closes 34-yr investigation into murder of PM, identifies killer

Sweden has ended a 34-year investigation into the unsolved murder of the country’s then-Prime Minister Olof Palme, saying the main suspect is dead.

Mr Palme was gunned down as he took a late-night walk after visiting a cinema in central Stockholm with his wife, Lisbet on February 28, 1986.

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The case’s chief prosecutor, Krister Petersson, said the suspect identified as Stig Engstrom, aslo known as “Skandia Man” had died in 2000.

As a result they are closing the investigation into Mr Palme’s death.

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