- Bedeviled for over 34 years by the mysterious killing of Olof Palme, the Swedish prime minister who was shot in the back by an unknown assailant on a quiet Stockholm street, Sweden’s judiciary finally made its case on Wednesday.
At a news conference in Stockholm, the prosecutor Krister Petersson said that there was “reasonable evidence” that the assailant was Stig Engstrom, a graphic designer at an insurance company, who killed himself in 2000, at the age of 66. He added that only a court could rule on whether Mr. Engstrom was guilty or not, but that since the suspect is deceased, there would be no court case.
But the prosecutor said he could not rule out the possibility that Mr. Engstrom had acted as part of a larger conspiracy.
Mr. Palme was killed on a cold February night in 1986 after leaving a movie theater in Stockholm with his wife, Lisbeth. The assassination shocked Sweden and evolved into one of the country’s greatest mysteries.
No gun, no hard evidence, and really nothing new that didn't appear in the 2018 Filter article by Thomas Pettersson. All the "private investigators" in Sweden right now: