Danish Police Find Severed Head & Legs of Swedish Journalist Kim Wall

Danish Police Find Severed Head & Legs of Swedish Journalist Kim Wall

Police in Denmark have found the head and legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall who was killed under mysterious circumstances after going on a trip with a Danish inventor on his homemade submarine in Copenhagen.

The gruesome discovery, contained in plastic bags, was made on Friday near the place where Wall’s naked, headless torso was located earlier in August, Copenhagen police spokesman Jens Moeller Jensen told journalists on Saturday.

Kim Wall © Tom WALL / TT News Agency / AFP

Kim Wall © Tom WALL / TT News Agency / AFP

The plastic bags contained knives and “heavy metal pieces” apparently to make them sink, Jensen added, as cited by AP.  

At the time of her death, Wall, 30, was working on a story about Danish inventor Peter Madsen. She went on board Madsen’s UC3 Nautilus submarine aiming to report on his invention.

After Wall’s boyfriend reported her missing, police opened an investigation. Unable to contact the Nautilus, police began a rescue operation involving helicopters, ships, and multiple volunteer vessels. The 18-meter UC3 Nautilus was recovered by the Danish military with only Madsen aboard, while Wall was nowhere to be found.

Peter Madsen © Scanpix Denmark / Bax Lindhardt / Reuters

Peter Madsen © Scanpix Denmark / Bax Lindhardt / Reuters

Madsen, who was arrested after his rescue, initially told police Wall disembarked the vessel at Refshaleøen island near Copenhagen. He later admitted the journalist had died while on board the UC3 Nautilus.

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