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Sweden names chief suspect in PM murder, closes probe

WorldNews Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Sweden names chief suspect in PM murder, closes probeSTOCKHOLM: Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday named their main suspect in the 1986 killing of prime minister Olof Palme, closing the murder case that has gripped the Scandinavian country for more than three decades. The suspect was named as Stig Engstrom, a former advertising consultant known for his staunch opposition to Palme’s leftwing policies and who is now dead. Palme was gunned down on the evening of February 28, 1986, after leaving a Stockholm cinema with his wife, having dismissed his bodyguards for the evening. He was shot in the back by his assailant, who fled the scene and left the 59-year-old to die in a pool of blood on the sidewalk. The gruesome murder shocked Swedes, and the...
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News video: Sweden drops probe into unsolved 1986 murder of PM Olof Palme

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The chief prosecutor on the case says the probe was closed because the main suspect, Stig Engstrom, died in 2000.

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