Friday. 23.02.2024

After thirty-four years criminal investigators have probably found the weapon used to kill Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.

According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, the police are in possession of the weapon with which Palme was assassinated in 1986. Social Democrat politician Daniel Suhonen said the Swedish government has already been informed.

On Wednesday the chief prosecutor Krister Petersson will report the findings of a reopened murder investigation. Petersson took over the investigation in 2017.

In February, Krister Petersson said he hoped the case could be solved and that he was close to wrapping up the investigation though there might not be a prosecution - a remark that could mean the suspected killer is dead.

One person convicted

One person, Christer Petterson, has already been convicted once for the murder of Palme. However, he was later released due to lack of evidence - including the missing murder weapon - and died in 2004.

Olof Palme, a Social Democrat, was prime minister between 1969 and 1976 and between 1982 and 1986. He was killed as he walked home from a cinema with his wife and son.

Aftonbladet: Police has found the murder weapon of Olof Palme