Almost 16 years after the fatal car crash that killed Princess Diana, her boyfriend and the driver, police have obtained documents that may suggest that she was killed by a member of the British military. The documents surfaced when former parent-in-laws of a former solider turned the information over to police. The document was a seven-page, handwritten letter claiming that the unnamed soldier had bragged to his wife that the British Special Air Service was behind Diana's death, CNN reported. The claims are already being dispelled, however, as police said in a statement that the 1997 crash in Paris case would not be re-opened. Still, Scotland Yard and the London Metropolitan Police will review the information until it can come to a conclusion.
"The assessment of the new information isn't a re-investigation and won't fall under the Operation Paget-the inquiry into conspiracy theories surrounding their deaths," London Metropolitan Police wrote in a statement.
Authorities were already aware of this claim prior to the letter, Sunday People reported. The information surfaced when the soldier was a witness in a weapons case surrounding his former roommate. Officials did not release any statement regarding the soldier's involvement in the three deaths. In 1997, Diana, her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and driver Henri Paul were killed as the three were fleeing paparizzis. The vehicle carrying the passengers struck a pillar in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris. Authorities later concluded that Paul was drunk and driving recklessly.
Scotland Yard was brief in its statement, declaring itself unprepared to discuss the new information. Buckingham Palace will not be releasing a statement regarding the documents.