Kim Wall, the American-educated journalist who was last seen on Aug. 10 when she went for a ride on Peter Madsen’s homemade submarine in Copenhagen, had been stabbed 14 times before she died, according to authorities there.
Wall, 30, was born in Sweden but graduated from The Columbia School of Journalism in New York and had written for The New York Times. She went out with Madsen on his 55-foot sub for a story. When she did not appear the next morning, her boyfriend called police.
A search and rescue team found Madsen’s sub a few hours later, floating disabled a few miles south of Copenhagen. As they approached, the sub sank, but Madsen jumped overboard and swam to the rescue boat.
Madsen said the sub sank because of a malfunction. Police say he scuttled it. Madsen, 46, changed his story a few times, but finally told a Copenhagen court that Wall died in a fall onboard. He said he panicked and used a rope to pull her up from inside the sub and then dumped her body at sea.
Wall’s torso subsequently was found on a beach nearby. Her limbs were missing; police said they had been removed by a saw. Now the autopsy reports that she had been stabbed 14 times. Madsen is facing charges of manslaughter. Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/world/europe/kim-wall-peter-madsen-submarine.html?_r=0