Police: Woman’s ‘murder’ committed by elk not husband
A Swedish man who was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife has been cleared after police decided the culprit was most likely an elk.
According to reports, Ingemar Westlund found the dead body of his wife Agneta by a lake in September last year. He was immediately arrested and held in police custody for 10 days.
However, the case has now finally been dropped after forensic analysis found elk hair and saliva on his wife’s clothing.
Agneta had last been seen taking the family dog out for a walk in the forest. When she failed to return her husband went out to look for her.
Elks are herbivores and are capable of consuming any type of plant or fruit but they can become aggressive after eating fermented fallen apples in gardens. Some cultures revere them as a spiritual force, while in parts of Asia, antlers and their velvet are used in traditional medicines.