Prime Minister Stefan lofven on Wednesday welcomed the closure of the high-profile case of the murder in 1986 of Prime Minister Olof Palme, noting that it would be preferable if prosecutors could provide evidence of guilt of the Stig Engström.
"Better still would be physical evidence. But still, the current investigation has achieved more results than all the previous ones," said löfven during a press conference.
DNA and genealogical databases helped Swedish police to detain a suspect in a double murder 16 years ago in Linkoping, said on Tuesday the Swedish Prosecutor's office.
In October 2004, unknown persons attacked the eight-year-old boy and stabbed him with a knife. Later, the assailant attacked the 56-year-old woman, caught in its path, and disappeared. At the crime scene he left a folding knife and a cap with traces of DNA. In the investigation participated the state Commission for the investigation of the murders, investigators even sought the help of the consultants from the FBI. The Swedish media call the double murder in linköping the loudest in the country after the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986.