December 1st, 2006, social psychologist, Jukka S. Lahti, was murdered in his home in the town of Ulvila in Finland. The identity of the killer is still unknown. In 2009 the authorities began to suspect Lahti’s wife, Anneli Auer, of killing him. Auer was taken to court and spent some time in prison, but in the end she was acquitted by the supreme court in 2015.
Naturally, there has been great controversy over this murder in the Finnish media over the years. Yet I had been left out on the whole affair as I was in Japan when the murder occurred (providing me with a convenient alibi). The details of the case had been fuzzy to me until I decided to take a deeper look a few months ago. Here’s some interesting information I’ve found out so far.
Incompetent Police Investigation
The media has reported how the police had screwed up the preliminary investigation in several ways. A few examples of this are that the police did not do a technical or forensic examination of the whole house where the crime occurred. They only examined a few rooms properly. The police did not protect the blood traces properly and some of them were destroyed or contaminated. The police allowed Anneli Auer to enter the house and take a few things out of it while the house was isolated as a crime scene. There many other details to be found in the media.
While it is possible that the police were simply incompetent and not used to handling crimes of this magnitude, Ulvila, and the “big” city next to it are fairly small places and the police who live there are probably more used to seeing murder cases like this on the TV instead of in their job. However, this sort of convenient incompetence, especially when in great amount, like in this case makes the think the authorities are doing it on purpose to cover something up. Sort of like Rumsfeld saying after 9/11 that they were simply unprepared for such an attack.
Anneli Auer’s lawyer, Juha Manner, is a Freemason in the Franciscus-lodge in the town of Rauma. One of the former prosecutors, Jarmo Valkama, was a Freemason in the Satakunta-lodge in Pori. He had acted a prosecutor in the case for a long time, but he stepped down in 2014. In February 2016, he had died of a disease that had advanced quickly.
While it is possible that it is merely co-incidental that both of these men were Freemasons, yet it seems a lot like the classic case of a conflict where Freemasons play both sides. The attorney defending Auer was a Mason as was the prosecutor accusing her of the murder. The death of prosecutor Valkama sounds suspicious as well, but maybe it was a natural death?
The victim, Jukka S. Lahti, had been friends with a couple of (prominent?) homosexuals, and one of whom had disappeared and died a day after the murder of Lahti. Pekka Puputti had been in Club Presidentti in Helsinki in early December 2006, Lahti was killed on December 1st. Puputti was found dead in the sea in Helsinki March 2007. According to MV Lehti Puputti disappeared the day after Lahti was killed. Iltalehti wrote that he disappeared on the night between 1st and 2nd. There are suggestions that Puputti might have killed Lahti.
Both Lahti and Puputti had allegedly been doing their doctorate in the town of Kuopio and had known each other. Iltalehti wrote in January 2007, before his body was discovered, that Puputti was a friend of Lehti and was related to the investigation in the Ulvila murder although he wasn’t the main suspect. Along with Lehti and Puputti doing his doctorate was a gay activist, Olli Stålström. Stålström had written his dissertation on the topic of “Ending the labeling of homosexuality as a disease” in 1997. Stålström thanks Jukka S. Lahti in the dissertation for his help. According to MV Lehti Pekka Puputti also wrote his dissertation on homosexuality, but it was rejected.
While I suppose there is a possibility that Pekka Puputti came straight to Ulvila from Helsinki, it takes about 3 hours to drive between them, killed Lahti and then either committed suicide or was killed by someone else, I don’t believe it. I do think there is a connection between the deaths of Lahti and Puputti, but I don’t know what it is.
There’s a lot more to this murder case, of course, but these are the most intriguing details I’ve found out so far; Freemasons and homosexuals. Small Ulvila is starting to sound like metropolitan city with problems of the big bad world. I don’t know who killed Jukka S. Lahti or why, but to me it seems likely there are important people involved in this affair, directly or indirectly. They’re covering something up.
I am not convinced that Anneli Auer, the wife, is innocent of the whole thing either, but I certainly don’t think she is the sole culprit. If I were a judge in her case I’d have to give a “not guilty” verdict as I haven’t seen proof that she did it, yet I don’t trust her.
(All in Finnish)
Ulvilan surma: https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulvilan_surma
5 asiaa: Nämä virheet poliisi teki Ulvilan surman esitutkinnassa: http://www.iltasanomat.fi/kotimaa/art-2000000881937.html
15 mokaa – Näin poliisi tyri Ulvila-tutkinnan: http://www.iltasanomat.fi/kotimaa/art-2000000502992.html
SK: Ulvilan surman syyttäjä Jarmo Valkama kuollut: http://yle.fi/uutiset/3-8690520
Pikkujouluista kadonnut löytyi kuolleena: http://www.iltasanomat.fi/kotimaa/art-2000000239722.html
Tiesitkö että Pekka Puputti, Jukka S. Lahden ystävä kuoli peräkkäisenä päivänä hämärästi!!: http://mvlehti.net/2015/02/26/tiesitko-etta-pekka-puputti-jukka-s-lahden-ystava-kuoli-paivaa-ennen-jukkaa-hamarasti/
Tunnettu homoaktivisti Olli Stålström tunsi sekä Jukka S.Lahden: http://www.vauva.fi/keskustelu/3831836/ketju/tunnettu_homoaktivisti_olli_stolstrom_tunsi_seka_jukka_s_lahden
“Häntä ei löydetä hengissä”: http://www.iltalehti.fi/uutiset/200701135586504_uu.shtml