Police find head of murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Police find head of murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Police find head of murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Identification was based on dental records from Sweden, he said.

The body parts, a knife and some of Wall's clothes in bags weighted down by bits of metal were found in Koge Bay on Friday by Danish navy divers who are assisting the police.

Divers continued to search Koege Bay on Saturday for the journalist's arms. The cause of death has yet to be established.

Police identified a headless female torso, which was weighed down with heavy objects, as belonging to Wall when it was washed ashore in Copenhagen on August 21. He told the Copenhagen City Court that Wall was severely harmed and presumably dead.

He was arrested after he surfaced and has since told officers that he dismembered and disposed of her body in a panic after she accidentally died.

He denied having a saw on his vessel when Wall accompanied him, DR reported. He has denied accusations that he was responsible for her death. She was last seen alive on August 10 aboard the 40-ton, almost 18-meter (60-foot) long submarine as it left Copenhagen.


In a press conference this morning, Danish police revealed new details in the investigation into the disappearance and suspected murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard a submarine in August. The 18-meter UC3 Nautilus was recovered by the Danish military with only Madsen aboard, while Wall was nowhere to be found.

Madsen previously claimed he then dropped off his passenger at Copenhagen harbour during the night.

On the off chance that Madsen is accused of murder and indicted, he faces a sentence of five years to life.

At a pretrial hearing Tuesday, more damning evidence was presented.

Wall studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris, the London School of Economics and at Columbia University in NY, where she graduated with a master's degree in journalism in 2013.

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