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Sweden closes 30-year murder mystery over killing of ex-PM Olof Palme

運営事務局 JIMOPLE 27 June 10, 2020

(CNN)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.

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.

"We have come as far as we can do with regards to this investigation," Sweden's Chief Prosecutor Krister Petersson told a news conference in the country's capital on Wednesday.

"My decision is to discontinue the investigation since the suspect is deceased."

The reason cited for closing the investigation is that suspicion focuses on one man, who investigators "cannot get around." The suspect is Stig Engström, also known as "Skandia man." Engström died in 2000.

Speaking alongside Pettersen, Hans Melander, head of the investigation, gave statistics to do with the case, including the amount of data reviewed, people interviewed and bullet analysis that involved various agencies, including the FBI.

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