The Murder of Olof Palme

To my English speaking visitors: Excuse me if there are some language mistakes. Despite my name, I am Danish and was born and raised in Denmark.


Olof Palme’s murderer most likely committed suicide

In August 2008, there was a man in the southern part of Sweden who was worried about his older brother who lived in Stockholm. The brother was depressed and did not answer his phone for some time.

After a while the younger brother called the police in Stockholm in order for them to go and check on his depressed brother.

Christer Andersson lived in a flat on first floor.

The older brother – Christer  Andersson – lived in a flat on Tornslingan 37th street in  a small county called Huddinge south of Stockholm.

At 3:23 in the morning on the 13th of August 2008 two police officers drove to his apartment to check up on him.

Nobody answered the door when the police rang the doorbell. The police did not give up that easily and yelled loudly:

“Open up! It is the police!”, whilst banging on the door.

Four minutes later they heard a gunshot. The police kicked in the door and entered the apartment.

Just inside in the hall, they found the 56 year old Christer Andersson dead. He had shot himself with a SAKO Hunter sporting rifle.

Why did Christer Andersson commit suicide?

Did he kill himself because he believed his younger brother had told the police he was depressed?

Christer Andersson anno 1994.

Christer Andersson anno 1994

Probably not.

Or did he more likely think that the police was going to take him to the Police Headquarter at Kungsholmen in Stockholm for another interrogation regarding the murder of the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.

Olof Palme was in the TV-screen, when Christer Andersson smashed the TV-set with a shot from his .357 Magnum.

He was after all the primary suspect and it had happened five times already in 1995 and once in 1998 and again the 17th of January 2020.

The police did not take further action due to the fact that it clearly was a suicide.

The bullets from the murder place

The latest police questioning took place because the cashier in his shooting club had discovered, that Christer Andersson had bought 5 pieces of ammunition for his Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver. The so called Highway Patrolman.

After that information, it was the police inspector Lennart Gustafsson, who had another interview with Andersson as a prime suspect.

Lennart Gustafsson.

Lennart Gustafsson.

But Lennart Gustafsson dis not hear about his death, before it was too late.

After he had retired, he mailed me at the First of December 2019:

As You probably understand, then has CA for me as a former criminal investigator in this murder case, been – and continuing is – the most interesting person as the perpetrator concerning the murder of Olof Palme.

It would have been an opening, if we could find that revolver he claimed that he had sold to an unknown person. But actually I don’t think, that he sold his revolver, but hide it for some reason, because he was Olof Palmes killer.”

Lennart Gustafsson is a modesty man.

When he read the suggestions from criminal profiler, the Psychiatrist Ulf Åsgård and Chief Inspector Jan Olsson, then he started to study the many interviews again. They had had a weeks meeting with their colleagues from the FBI Academy in Quatico, Westvirginia.

FBI Westvirginia

3 investigators from the Palme group at the meting with FBI-profiling experts. From left to the right You see: Jan Olsson, Hans Ölvebro, Gregg McGrary, Dave Gomez, Steve Mordigian and Ulf Åsgård, who took the picture by activating the mechanism in his camera.

Ulf Åsgård

Because only a few criminal police investigator knew about Andersson, the body was removed from the apartment and it was emptied not long time after.

The flat on 3rd floor was therefore not inspected by Stockholm’s crime scene investigators before his belongings were removed even though they have plenty reasons to do so.

For a period of 10 years prior to the suicide Christer Andersson, not to mistake with Christer Petterson, was the prime suspect in the murder of Sweden’s Prime Minister Olof Palme.

Something went wrong when Christer Andersson shot himself. The fact that he was a suspect in killing Olof Palme was only known by a very small group of detectives. It was unlikely that any of the police officers knew about it. His name was sealed as confidential in secret files so no alarm bells were ringing.

The police detectives assigned to the Palme investigation only heard about the suicide after the apartment had been emptied.

Unfortunately at this point it was too late to send a CSI unit to Trångsund to look for technical evidence.

Andrew Dayton on April 11, 2018 at 8:59 pm said:

Hi Paul, this quote is from your own site:

“He tells Anders Johansson that the reason for him to sell the gun was that he was behind with his rent for several months, gotten reminders and was going to be knocked down. This was the reason why he sold his revolver in the autumn 1992. This makes no sense. Christer Andersson had already moved out of the apartment in Hälsingegatan on the 18th of August 1987. Basically he lived with his parents but Olof and Astrid Andersson hardly ever gave their own son any reminders”

As you can see he sold his gun before August 1987 and certainly not autumn 1992, more likely autumn 1995. The reason why he visited the confectionery, was that he was hoping to see Olof Palme’s murderer, the guy he sold the revolver to. Just like you, he was trying to solve the murder.

Who saw him after the murder with exactly the same revolver (serial number 61575) ? Don’t you think the police would have stopped investigating him if that was the case ?


PaulSmith on April 11, 2018 at 10:40 pm said:

No, I can’t se that.
I can only see, that he is lying.
At least one member in the Academic Pistol Club had seen him with his gun AFTER Palme was murdered in february 1986.
I had an agrement with this guy and was going to meet him in Stockholm in oktober 2011, but the day before the police said to him, that he was not allowed to talk with me, and he backed out.
Between the lines – but not very well hidden – the police officer Lennart Gustafsson told Aftonbladet 30 years after Palme eas killed, that he had his gun AFTER the killing.
If Andersson had been smart, he would have said, that he had forgotten his gun in an underground train BEFORE the police in the summer of 1989 announced, that ALL Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum should be tested.
Here he made his great mistake.

Andrew Dayton on April 10, 2018 at 7:58 pm said:

Hi there Paul

Christer Andersson wasn’t Olof Palme’s murderer. Christer Andersson killed himself because he thought the polis had found the gun that killed Olof Palme. (The revolver he sold to Olof Palme’s murderer before February 28, 1986 ) He lied about what year he sold it, because he didn’t want to get involved.


PaulSmith on April 11, 2018 at 2:28 am said:

It does not make sense:
Olof Palme was killed en 1986.
Andersson told the police, that he sold the gun in 1992.
If he did not want to get involved, he would have said, that he sold it BEFORE Palme was killed. Not 6 years AFTER!
But then he had a new problem: The members of his shooting club, Academic Pistol Club. They could remember, when it was the last time, they saw him with the gun, and that was AFTER Palme was killed.

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