- Reuters/Business Insider
Prosecutors in Denmark are planning to bring a murder charge over the gruesome death of a journalist aboard a home-made submarine.
Authorities in Copenhagen said they will ask the court to increase the seriousness of the charges against inventor Peter Madsen, who is currently charged with the manslaughter of Swedish reporter Kim Wall.
Wall, 30, was last seen alive on board Madsen’s home-made submarine in Copenhagen’s harbour earlier this month.
The submarine sank and Madsen survived. Several days later, Wall’s torso washed up not far from where the submarine went under.
The torso had been dismembered, and had no head, arms or legs. At a press conference on Wednesday, Copenhagen police confirmed that the body was Wall.
They said the torso had chunks of metal attached to it and the air forced out, in an apparent attempt to make sure it did not float to the surface.
Madsen has denied killing Wall. He says that she died in an accident on board the submarine, and that he buried her at sea.
Wall was a reporter whose work had been published in outlets such as the Guardian and Vice. She was working on an article about Madsen and his submarine, the UC3 Nautilus, which he built himself.