Divers find severed head of journalist
Police divers in Denmark have found the severed head and legs of Kim Wall, the Swedish journalist who died on board the home-built submarine of Danish artistinventor Peter Madsen.
The chief investigator said the head showed no sign of serious injury — contradicting Madsen’s claim that Ms Wall died after a heavy hatch fell on her head.
“There are no signs of fractures to the skull or signs of blows from a blunt instrument,” he said. Forensic dental analysis confirmed the head was Wall’s.
Madsen, 46, who is being held on suspicion of murder, told a court last month he had had a “suicidal psychosis” following the accident, then “buried” Ms Wall at sea.
The journalist, 30, joined him on board UC3 Nautilus on August 10, intending to write an article about him. Her boyfriend raised the alarm next day when she failed to return home.
Madsen scuttled his submarine close to the Drogden Lighthouse in Koge Bay on August 11, and was rescued shortly before it sank. He initially claimed he had dropped Wall off on dry land, but afterwards admitted he had disposed of her body after her death.