Body parts of Swedish journalist Kim Wall found by divers after submarine disappearance

The head, legs and clothes of Swedish journalist Kim Wall – who died after going on a trip with an inventor on his submarine – have been found by divers, police in Denmark have said. 

The body parts were found in plastic bags with a knife and “heavy metal pieces” to make them sink, Copenhagen police investigator Jens Moeller Jensen said.

They were discovered near to Kim Wall’s naked, decapitated torso which was found in August in the sea off Copenhagen.

Ms Wall disappeared after she boarded the home-made submarine of inventor Peter Madsen, which later sank.


Suspect – Inventor Peter Madsen said Ms Wall died after being hit by a heavy hatch (Pictures: AP)

Inventor Peter Madsen has said Ms Wall died after being accidentally hit by a heavy hatch on his UC3 Nautillus submarine and he “buried” her at sea.

Police have previously said 15 stab wounds were found on the torso and Mr Moeller Jensen said there were no fractures to 30-year-old Ms Wall’s skull. He declined to comment on the discovery of the knife. Ms Wall’s arms are still missing. The cause of death has not been established.

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Madsen, 46, who denies manslaughter, is in pre-trial detention until October 31 when a court will decide if he will remain in custody ahead of a possible trial.

He is also held on preliminary charges of the indecent handling of a corpse.

During their investigation, police found videos of women being tortured, decapitated and murdered on the inventor’s personal computer .