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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

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