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Missing Swedish journalist: possible link with torso found in water

Police have found a torso in a Copenhagen suburb but have not confirmed whether or not it belongs to missing Swedish journalist, Kim Wall.

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Missing Swedish journalist: possible link with torso found in water

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A torso, without arms, legs or head, has been found in water in a suburb to the west of Copenhagen. Police have not confirmed whether or not it is the body of missing Swedish journalist, Kim Wall.

A Danish inventor charged with killing a journalist in his home-made submarine had the day before told a court she did die in the vessel, changing his earlier statement the he dropped her off alive in the Danish capital.

Peter Madsen told the court that the journalist had died in an accident and that he buried her at sea in the Bay of Koge, south of the city, police said in a statement.


Madsen is charged with the manslaughter of Wall who has been missing since he took her out to sea in his 17-metre submarine on Aug. 10. He denies the charge.

He was rescued a day later after his UC3 Nautilus sank. Police found nobody else in the wreck.

Danish and Swedish maritime authorities used divers, sonar and helicopters in the continued search for the body in Koge Bay and in the Oresund Strait between the two countries.

Madsen, an entrepreneur, artist, submarine builder and aerospace engineer, went before a judge on Saturday for preliminary questioning. The case is not open to the public for the sake of further investigation, the police have said.