Dane said to change story in death case

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

TALLINN, Estonia — Po­lice said Mon­day that a Dan­ish in­ven­tor ad­mit­ted to dis­mem­ber­ing the body of a Swedish jour­nal­ist and throw­ing her re­mains into a bay south­west of Copen­hagen but that he stead­fastly de­nies killing her.

Peter Mad­sen, who is in cus­tody, pre­vi­ously claimed that he had taken jour­nal­ist Kim Wall on his pri­vate sub­ma­rine on Aug. 10 for a re­port she was writ­ing on the in­ven­tor and that he had dropped her off on an is­land sev­eral hours later.

But Wall’s naked torso was found with mul­ti­ple stab wounds on a south­ern Copen­hagen coast in late Au­gust, and her head, legs and clothes were later dis­cov­ered in plas­tic bags at sea. The bags also con­tained a knife and heavy, metal ob­jects, pos­si­bly to take them to the ocean floor.

Af­ter Wall was con­firmed dead, Mad­sen said she had died when she slipped and suf­fered a blow to the head and that he had buried her at sea.

Po­lice said Wall’s skull showed no signs of an in­jury and that Mad­sen now says she died from car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing in­side the sub­ma­rine while he was out of harm’s way on the ves­sel’s deck.

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