Bodom Murder Suspect Still Behind Bars

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Nils Gustafsson, the man arrested for three murders at Lake Bodom in Espoo in 1960, will remain behind bars for now. Espoo District Court decided on Friday to keep him remanded in custody.

The remand hearing was held behind closed doors. Gustafsson, who denies the murders, has been held for about a month.

In 1960 Gustaffson was one of four teenagers on a camping trip at the lake. Three of the group were killed, and Gustafsson has maintained that he was also attacked but survived the ordeal. Police now suspect that his injuries may have come in a struggle with one or more of the victims, or may have been self-inflicted.

Decisive in the recent investigation of the 44-year-old crime has been new investigation technology, especially the use of DNA analysis.

Finnish News Agency STT, YLE24