Only days ago, the body of Chile’s late president Salvador Allende was exhumed to determine exactly how he died in a coup in 1973. Conspiracy theorists do not believe he committed suicide but was instead assassinated. Now new documents have come to light, adding to the mystery.
Forensic expert Luis Ravanal: “The report and the conclusions that I wrote established the existence of at least two projectiles, two impact wounds from bullets of two different weapons. One is clearly a low-calibre weapon, with a round exit wound and the other shattered the cranium. So they are different weapons and it is hard to imagine that an AK-47 would be used for suicide.”
Allende’s death in the midst of a violent coup has never been investigated. Some say he tried to kill himself but failed. His daughter remains cautious over the latest evidence.