Torso found off Denmark may belong to missing Swedish journalist

By Ed Adamczyk Contact the Author   |  Aug. 22, 2017 at 8:14 AM
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Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Danish police searching for missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall said a headless torso found in the water near Copenhagen could belong to her.

A passing bicyclist discovered the torso on the city's Anager island. Police said the dismembered body was missing its head, arms and legs, and that a DNA test will tell if the remains are Wall's.

"It is clear that the police, like the media and everybody else, is speculating whether this female body is Kim Wall, but it is way too soon to tell," Copenhagen police spokesman Jens Moller Jensen said, adding that divers are searching for more evidence in the area where the torso was found.

Missing since Aug. 11, Wall is presumed dead after joining Danish inventor Peter Madsen for a ride in his privately built submarine. She was planning to do a story about the sub and its creator.

Madsen told a Copenhagen court Monday that she died of an unspecified accident aboard the submarine, and that he buried her at sea.

Initially, though, police said Madsen told investigators he'd dropped Wall off unharmed in Copenhagen before the sub sank. He has been charged with negligent homicide.

The sunken submarine was found 15 hours after Madsen and Wall departed Copenhagen.

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