The headless torso of a woman found in the Baltic Sea is believed to be the body of missing Danish journalist, Kim Wall, who vanished after visiting a man for a tour of his homemade submarine.
‘Current status is that there is a torso whereby the arms, legs and head have been removed by means of deliberate cutting,’ lead police investigator Jens Møller Jensen announced in a statement on Twitter.
‘The length of the torso means that there is nothing to suggest that it is not Kim Wall, but we do not yet know.’
Kim Wall was working on a feature story about Peter Madsen, an inventor and entrepreneur who had build his own submarine, the UC3 Nautilus.
The last known picture of Wall alive is of her standing on the observation deck of the sub with Madsen.
Madsen claims he dropped Wall off at 10.30pm to a restaurant owned by Bo Peterson, Wall’s boyfriend.
When Peterson said he hadn’t seen Wall all night, and in fact had been the one to report her missing at 2.30am on 11th August, Madsen changed his story.
'The defendant has explained to the police and the Court, that there was an accident on board which caused Kim Wall’s death and that he consequently buried her at sea at a non-defined location in the Bay of Køge,’ say the police.
Madsen was also rescued from his submarine which sank later that night, in an accident that police suspect was deliberate, report Fairfax.
Madsen has been charged with manslaughter and is facing trial behind closed doors.