Sunk Submarine Mystery: Woman’s Torso Found in Baltic Sea, DNA Tests Underway
Danish police say they have combed a Baltic Sea coast where a headless torso was found without finding new evidence in their investigation of a Swedish journalist who is believed to have died while on a privately built submarine.
Copenhagen police investigator Jens Moeller Jensen said Tuesday that the arms and legs had been “deliberately been cut off” the body.
Moeller Jensen says DNA from the torso is being compared to genetic material from relatives of 30-year-old Kim Wall. He says “We do not know yet whether it is her or not.” Results are
On Monday, Danish police found a woman’s torso without legs, arms or a head.
Wall was last seen alive on Peter Madsen’s submarine on Aug. 10, about to embark on a brief ride in the vessel for a profile about its Danish inventor.
Madsen said he dropped her off on a Copenhagen island, but then told authorities “an accident occurred onboard that led to her death” and he “buried” her at sea at an unspecified location.
He was arrested in connection with Wall’s disappearance after his submarine sank off Denmark’s eastern coast, an event police said they suspected the inventor caused on purpose.