he tragedy of Kim Wall’s murder is brought into sharp perspective by the testimonials of her friends, family and colleagues. They paint a picture of a talented and tenacious journalist with a sterling reputation whose biggest achievements were still ahead of her: a quiet, thoughtful and humble soul who appeared to drift carefree across continents and through life, despite her ambitions. Many felt empathy for Kim’s family and solidarity as female journalists. Sky News reporter Julie Astrid Thomsen sat through the trial and said, “Feeling sick to my stomach has become normal during these 12 days of the trial... These things should not happen to anyone at all. One feeling that stuck with me is that of immense sadness.” In the days leading up to her murder, Madsen was making contact with other women, who declined the invitation to take a ride with him on his submarine. Unfortunately for Kim she was in the area, and it was a story she couldn’t resist. For those close to Kim, the saddest part is that she was simply very unlucky.
Technicians from the Danish police investigate Madsen’s UC3 Nautilus mini- sub, that had recently been recovered from the bottom of Køge Bay on 13 August 2017 / realcrimemag / realcrimemag