Swedish journalist Kim Wall’s decapitated head is found


The head and legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall have been recovered after she died in mysterious circumstances aboard a Danish inventor’s homemade submarine. 


The body parts were discovered Friday, and a police spokesman told reporters in Copenhagen there were no fractures in Wall’s cranium. 


Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who has been charged with killing the Swedish journalist, faces a sentence of five years to life in prison if convicted.


Wall, was writing a profile on Madsen when she was last seen boarding Madsen’s submarine on Aug. 10.


When she failed to return from the interview, her boyfriend reported her missing.

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Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who has been charged with killing the Swedish journalist, faces a sentence of five years to life in prison if convicted.

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Madsen gave conflicting accounts as to what happened, initially claiming he dropped the journalist off near Copenhagen before the submarine sank.


He later said he buried Wall at sea after she accidentally died from hitting her head on a heavy hatch cover. 


On Aug. 23, a headless female torso attached to a piece of metal to make it sink, washed ashore in Copenhagen. Police identified it as Wall‘s and said blood inside the submarine matched DNA samples retrieved from her hairbrush. 


The cause of her death has not been determined, although prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen told a court on Monday that Wall was stabbed at least 15 times in the rib cage and genitals. 

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The head and legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall have been recovered six weeks after her torso washed ashore in Copenhagen

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Videos were also recovered on Madsen’s computer showing women being strangled, decapitated and burned. He claimed the computer hard drive were not his, saying it was accessible to other people in his laboratory.


Wall, 30, was a freelance journalist from Sweden who attended Columbia Journalism School in New York, and reported on stories from Sri Lanka to North Korea. 


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