Husband exonerated. Wife was murdered by an elk!

Police questioning suspects

A Swedish man who was arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife has been cleared, after police decided she was probably killed by an elk.

Ingemar Westlund, aged 68, found the dead body of his wife Agneta, 63, by a lake close to the village of Loftahammer in September 2008.

He was immediately arrested and held in police custody for 10 days.

Now the case has been dropped after forensic analysis found elk hair and saliva on his wife’s clothes

Although the murder investigation was dropped five months ago, details have only just emerged and the police plan to hold a news conference next week to explain what happened.

They think the elk was drunk.

Elkhounds save man from angry elk. Certainly logical.

We want elkburgers!

A pack of Norwegian elkhounds is credited with saving an elderly Swedish man from an angry elk.

The 75-year-old man was trying to shoo the elk from his yard in Gallivare in northern Sweden when it attacked him.

The man suffered a head wound but could have been more seriously injured were it not for the elkhounds who escaped from a nearby pen and chased the elk into the woods, said police spokesman Rolf Hamstig, adding the man was treated at a local hospital and returned home.

Smart dogs. Good dogs.