Decapidated head and missing body parts of Swedish journalist found by Danish divers
Danish police said on Saturday divers had found the head and the legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who died in mysterious circumstances on an inventor’s homemade submarine.
Self-taught engineer and inventor Peter Madsen, 46, who is married, has been accused of Wall’s death.
Kim Wall disappeared after she went on a trip with Peter Madsen in his submarine on August 10.
Madsen, a Dane, was arrested and charged with Wall’s death after his submarine sank and he was rescued. Charges he has since denied.
Instead, Madsen, who has been in custody since August 11, claims that Wall, 30, died in an accident when she was hit by a heavy hatch cover on board his submarine.
His lawyer Betina Hald Engmark said she had been informed of the development, but had not received any material or evidence to support or refute the claim.
Police identified a headless female torso that washed ashore in Copenhagen later in August as Wall‘s, but a cause of death was not immediately determined.
On Saturday a police spokesman told reporters in Copenhagen that there were no fractures to Wall’s skull.
The police also said that 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 them.
Police spokesman Jens Moller Jensen told reporters on Saturday that the body parts will be investigated further to try and determine a cause of death.
He said that the Madsen and his lawyers had not had time yet to react to the new evidence.
A police prosecutor said earlier this week that officers had found images “which we presume to be real” of women being strangled and decapitated on Peter Madsen’s computer in a laboratory he ran.
Madsen said the computer searched by police was not his but was used by everyone in the laboratory.
The case is still on-going.