Headless Torso of Journalist Found on a Beach


Headless Torso of Kim Wall Found

Headless torso of Swedish journalist Kim Wall was found on a beach off Copenhagen. It had intentionally been weighed to a piece of metal, “likely with the purpose to make it sink,” according to the city’s police chief Jens Moeller Jensen. He added that the remains showed signs of attempts “to make sure air and gas inside should leave the body so that it would not rise from the seabed.” Wall’s arms, legs and head had been sawn from the body. Divers are continuing to search for the other body parts.

Wall was a Respected Freelance Journalist

Wall wrote for publications such as the New York Times, Harpers and the Guardian. She was a respected freelance journalist.

The journalist had been missing for nearly two weeks. She was last seen on a 60ft homemade submarine on August 10 with Danish inventor Peter Madsen. He built the sub Nautilus. She had been meeting with Madsen to interview him for a feature story she was writing. Madsen, who has been accused of the killing told authorities he had dropped off Ms Wall in Copenhagen later on during the evening of August 10. When appearing in court, two days later, he changed his story and said the 30-year-old journalist had died in an accident and he had buried her at sea. Her boyfriend reported her missing during the early hours of August 11. It was then that a search for the sub was launched.

Jensen revealed at a news conference that dried blood found inside the submarine belonged to the journalism. He also tweeted on Wednesday, “DNA match between torso and Kim Wall.”

Madsen has been charged with manslaughter over the death of Ms Wall. However, the inventor denies any wrong doing.

The submarine was deliberately sunk, according to the police. They did not find anyone else on board the vessel.