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Journalist's head and legs found by Danish police

Kim Wall vanished after interviewing an inventor aboard his homemade submarine.

Chief Police investigator Jens Moeller speaking to reporters today
Chief Police investigator Jens Moeller speaking to reporters today
Image: Tariq Mikkel Khan/AP/Press Association Images

DANISH POLICE HAVE found the decapitated head and two legs belonging to Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who vanished after interviewing a Danish inventor aboard his homemade submarine.

Copenhagen police inspector Jens Moller Jensen told reporters today that police had found one bag with her missing clothes, and another bag containing her head and legs.

“Last night our forensic dentist confirmed that it was Kim Wall,” Jensen said.

Wall’s headless torso was found floating in waters off Copenhagen on 21 August. Submarine inventor Peter Madsen has been charged in connection with her death.

Madsen denies murdering her. Initially, he said he dropped Wall off safely in Copenhagen before changing his story and claiming she died in an accident on board and that he dumped her body in the water at an undefined location in Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen.

Wall, a freelance journalist who had reported for the New York Times and the Guardian, was last seen aboard Madsen’s submarine in August to interview him for a feature story.

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