Po­lice: In­ven­tor ad­mits dis­mem­ber­ing jour­nal­ist

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Nation + World -

TALLINN » A Dan­ish in­ven­tor has ad­mit­ted dis­mem­ber­ing a Swedish jour­nal­ist who dis­ap­peared from his home-made sub­ma­rine in Au­gust and has changed his story about how she died, but still de­nies killing her, po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing the bizarre case said Mon­day.

Ac­cord­ing to Copen­hagen po­lice, Peter Mad­sen now says Kim Wall died as re­sult of car­bon monox­ide poi­son­ing in­side the sub­ma­rine while he was on deck. Pre­vi­ously he had said she died af­ter be­ing ac­ci­den­tally hit by a heavy hatch in the sub­ma­rine’s tower.

“This ex­pla­na­tion (by Mad­sen) nat­u­rally will lead the po­lice into gath­er­ing ad­di­tional state­ments from the coro­ner and the armed forces’ sub­ma­rine ex­perts,” said Copen­hagen po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tor Jens Moller Jensen.

Po­lice say Mad­sen ac­knowl­edged he dismembered her body and threw it into Koge Bay south­west of Copen­hagen.

Wall’s torso was found on a south­ern Copen­hagen coast in late Au­gust, and her head, legs and clothes were found at sea this month.

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