Danish inventor 'buried journalist's body at sea'

Katrina Barker
August 22, 2017

He told a court on Monday Ms Wall's death had been an accident and that he had "buried" her at sea.

A headless female torso was found on Monday in the water's edge in Copenhagen, hours after a Danish inventor charged with killing a journalist in his homemade submarine told a court she died onboard, police say.

"Copenhagen Police may additionally disclose that the preliminary charge of manslaughter is upheld".

Madsen's appearance before a judge on August 12 was held behind closed doors and the investigation has been classified, so it is not known exactly when he made his statement.

Ms Wall, a 30-year-old journalist who wrote for several global publications, was first reported missing by her boyfriend after she failed to return from what should have been a short trip on the UC3 Nautilus submarine.

The two were seen on the vessel by several people in waters off Copenhagen on the evening of 10 August.

The Danish navy's ship Fyrholmen searches in Koge Bay south of Copenhagen
The Danish navy’s ship Fyrholmen searches in Koge Bay south of Copenhagen

Swedish daily Aftonbladet quoted a letter from Wall's family on Friday "pleading for help from the public" about her whereabouts. Police refloated the Nautilus and towed it into harbour.

There is still no information on journalist Kim Wall, who has gone missing in Denmark.

Police later told a press conference it was still too early to identify the body - missing its head, legs and arms - that was found by a passing cyclist.

Madsen's lawyer said that her client is relieved that the new information has been exposed but still maintains his innocence.

Mr Madsen appeared calm during an interview with Danish television shortly after the submarine sank, saying: "I am fine, but sad because Nautilus went down".

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