Swedish prosecuting attorneys have closed their 34-year investigation into the unsolved murder of former Swedish prime minister Olof Palme in 1986, naming Stig Engstrom as the killer. Palme was assassinated on 28 February, 1986 while he was returning home from a cinema in central Stockholm with his wife.
The murderer is known as “Skandia Man” who committed suicide in 2000. As a result of his death, charges cannot be brought against him so the investigation has been closed. Over 10,000 people have been interrogated and 134 have confessed to the murder.
This case is occasionally compared to the murder of John F. Kennedy. Even after testing 788 revolvers over the years, the murder weapon was never recovered. The death of Palme gave rise to numerous conspiracy theories as he was a renowned left-wing figure in the international arena.
(By – M. Soujanya)