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Thursday 19 July 2018

'Stab wounds found' on torso of woman who died after boarding submarine

Stock picture of Copenhagen
Stock picture of Copenhagen

Fifteen stab wounds have been found on the torso of a Swedish journalist who died after she went on a trip with Danish inventor Peter Madsen on his submarine, a Danish prosecutor said.

Jakob Buch-Jepsen said the cause of death for 30-year-old Kim Wall has not yet been established yet.

He was speaking at a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday for Madsen, who says he is innocent of manslaughter.

Madsen says Ms Wall died after being accidentally hit by a heavy hatch in the submarine's tower and he buried her at sea.

Ms Wall's headless torso was found off Copenhagen August 21, 10 days after his arrest.

Tuesday's hearing at Copenhagen City Court was not aimed at determining the guilt of Madsen, but to extend his detention to October 31 while police investigate.


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