Danish inventor changes his story, admits he dismembered journalist's body

Two months later, Danish inventor Peter Madsen admits he dismembered and dumped Swedish journalist Kim Wall's body into the sea, while still claiming she died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on board his submarine.
Peter Madsen Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Danish inventor and businessman Peter Madsen admitted on Monday that he dismembered 30-year-old Swedish journalist Kim Wall’s body, but still denies killing her. Madsen continues to claim that Wall, who had been with him on his submarine prior to disappearing, died of carbon monoxide poisoning from below deck.

As previously reported by JOL, Wall disappeared in August when she joined Madsen, an amateur mechanic, on a cruise in his home-built submarine. The two met at a Copenhagen port on the morning of August 10th for an interview for Wall’s article on the inventor.

Kim Wall Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

It is not yet clear what happened inside the submarine, but Wall did not return, the submarine sank, and only Madsen returned to Denmark claiming Wall was also safe and well.

Two weeks later, Danish police confirmed that a headless body found along Denmark’s coast was identified as Kim Wall. Throughout the investigation, Danish police suspected Madsen murdered her for an unknown reason and sank the submarine in order to conceal evidence.



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