Torso found near where Swedish reporter disappeared on submarine
The torso of a woman has been discovered in the waters off Denmark in the area where a Swedish journalist went missing this month while on a submarine.
A cyclist spotted the torso — missing a head, arms and legs — near a Danish island in the Baltic Sea, but it was “too early” to say if it belonged to Kim Wall, Danish police told reporters Monday night.
“It is the torso of a woman,” Jens Moller Jensen, chief of the investigation told reporters. “An inquest will be conducted.”
Wall, 30, was last seen aboard the UC3 Nautilus — the civilian-made sub — to profile its owner and inventor, Peter Madsen.
Madsen was charged with manslaughter, but has denied he committed a crime.
The discovery Monday came hours after Madsen, 46, told investigators Wall accidentally died aboard the submarine, so he buried her at sea.
Madsen was arrested Monday and charged with manslaughter, but his lawyer told Danish media he denied the accusations.
Wall, who attended the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and London School of Economics, was photographed standing on the UC3 Nautilus’ tower as the 40-ton vessel departed Copenhagen on Aug. 10.
Wall was last seen departing Copenhagen aboard the Nautilus.
Madsen previously told investigators he dropped Wall off on an island that night — about 3½ hours into the trip.
The 60-foot submarine was found sunken on Aug. 11 and police believe the ship was scuttled on purpose.
With News Wire Services