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In Sweden arrested a suspect in the murder of 16-year-old

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.

"In the course of the pilot project for the investigation were involved in the field of genealogy, genealogical databases involved. On Tuesday morning a murder suspect was arrested on good grounds. His case was transferred to Prosecutor's office", - stated in the message of Prosecutor's office.

In April 2019, the police reported that by analyzing the DNA found at the crime scene, they managed to set up about 30 suspects, re-analysis was reduced to 26 the number of people with whom the investigators continued to work. Experts in the field of genealogy helped the police to trace the family ties of the suspect and to establish his identity.

At the moment we know that the suspect was a man from linköping at the age of 37 years. It is expected that the court on Friday will decide on his arrest.