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Murder charges expected in submarine death

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By Euronews
Murder charges expected in submarine death

<p>Authorities continue to search the waters around Copenhagen where a headless torso washed ashore on Monday. </p> <p>Police have confirmed that the body belongs to journalist Kim Wall who went missing after boarding a submarine with engineer Peter Madsen. </p> <p>Danish homicide police say they don’t know the cause of Wall’s death but told reporters “There was metal attached to the torso to make it sink.” </p> <p>Prosecutors had first charged Madsen with manslaughter but are now expected to up that charge to murder when Madsen appears in court in September. </p> <p>In a change from his initial statement, Madsen has confirmed that Wall died aboard the submarine but he claims it was an accident and says he buried Wall at sea. </p> <p>Wall was working on an article about Madsen and his submarine, the UC3 Nautilus, which he built himself. </p> <p>Wall’s head, arms and legs were sawn from her body and divers are still looking for the remaining body parts.</p>