DNA of Headless Torso Matches Swedish Journalist

Peter Madsen's private submarine sits on a pier in Copenhagen's harbor. Danish police have identified a headless limbless torso that washed ashore Monday as that of Kim Wall the journalist who joined Madsen on his sub earlier this month to rep

View Slideshow

The headless torso of Swedish reporter Kim Wall, whose death after taking a trip on a homemade submarine remains a mystery, was found naked and police are now searching for her clothes, Danish police said today.

Madsen, who has been accused of killing the journalist, initially told authorities he had dropped off Ms Wall in Copenhagen later on during the evening of 10 August.

The prosecution has until September 5 to request a reclassification of heads of prosecution to the court, the date of the next appearance of Peter Madsen in front of a judge. He later changed his story to say that Wall had died in an unspecified accident on board the vessel and he buried her at sea, somewhere in the Bay of Koge.

Wall had been missing since August 10 and was last seen on board the DIY submarine built by eccentric inventor Peter Madsen. He was rescued from the waters after it sank.

Investigators recovered and searched the sunken submarine, which police believe Mr Madsen sank intentionally.

The cause of death has still not been determined and police are still looking for the remaining body parts.

The discovery of a journalist's headless torso in Copenhagen has prompted police to take a fresh look at an unsolved case from 30 years ago.

Later, he said she died in an accident and he tried to bury her at sea.

Kim Wall's mother Ingrid wrote of the family's "boundless sorrow" at the news that her daughter's remains had been found.

The group split in 2014, and Nautilus, described as the world's largest privately-built submarine, is now owned by Madsen's company Rocket Madsen Space Lab. In fact, Madsen's lawyer, Betina Hald Engmark, said that she and her client "only find it positive that there is a final clarification".

Seen as part Carl Sagan and part Jacques Cousteau, Madsen championed private submarine construction and space exploration, most recently leading a grassroots effort to launch a rocket built by amateurs rather than governments or multinational corporations. "The tragedy has not only affected us and the other family but friends and colleagues around the world".

On Wednesday, a candlelight vigil was held at the Columbia University School of Journalism in NY, where Wall studied.

Wall was to embark on a brief ride on August 10 for a profile about the 46-year-old Madsen, according to The Associated Press. "It's a voice this world needed for years to come, but that has now been silenced".

Madsen was already famous in Denmark before his name hit the headlines in relation to this case, Moreno said.

Madsen's biographer, Thomas Djursing, describes him as someone who has made a lot of enemies and was prone to getting into arguments.

Ms. Wall alternated her life between NY and Beijing, but had worked all over the world for a variety of magazines and newspapers.

Triple talaq ruling a 'step forward for women's rights'
At least 20 killed as Typhoon Hato ravages Hong Kong and Macau