Killed and dismembered at sea by her host. Swedish journalist Kim Wall was last seen alive boarding a submarine belonging to the Dane,Peter Madsen
Peter Madsen, the Danish inventor has been accused by the Danish authorities of binding and abusing the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on board his submarine before killing her, according to an indictment released in full on Tuesday.
The 47-year-old scientist has given shifting explanations for what happened to Wall, 30, a prolific, award-winning journalist who disappeared after boarding the vessel on Aug. 10 in Copenhagen to interview him,.
Her torso was found on a beach south of the city on August 21.
Missing Swedish reporter, Kim Wall, who disappeared on a submarine found dead! Headless torso found at sea matches her DNA – Sub owner Peter Madsen charged
Most recently, Madsen admitted to dismembering her body, but he said that she had died in an accident.
According to Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen, the killing of the 30-year-old journalist was planned by her accused killer, ahead of time.
Prosecutors earlier alleged the suspect had”sexual relations other than intercourse of a particularly dangerous nature” with the victim. It is also alleged that he either cut Wall’s throat or strangled her before cutting up her body and depositing the remains into the sea.
After police found torture paraphernalia in Madsen’s inventory, prosecutors have accused the Danish inventor of torturing, abusing Swedish journalist Kim Wall before killing her
This is highlighted in the indictment, as prosecutors say Madsen brought a “saw, sharpened screwdrivers, straps, strips and pipes” to the submarine before the trip, arguing that these were part of a plan to kill Wall.
According to the indictment, he “abused her by hitting her, stabbed and cut her and he killed her after which he dismembered her body,” the indictment said.
The straps and pipes were tied to her torso and limbs to weight them down after he threw them overboard.
The police investigation has not been able to establish the exact cause of death, but say that she was either strangled or had her throat cut.
The Swedish journalist [photo], last seen alive aboard a homemade submarine owned by a Danish inventor was bound and tortured before she was murdered, according to a newly released indictment in the case.
Kim Wall, a 30-year-old freelance journalist, went missing Aug. 10, 2017, after entrepreneur and aerospace engineer Peter Madsen took her out to sea on his Nautilus submarine.
She had been working on a story about the inventor at the time.
Authorities several weeks later identified a headless torso, weighted down with metal, that washed ashore in Copenhagen, the weights were identified as belonging to Wall.
A cyclist spotted the torso, which was missing a head, arms and legs, near the island of Amager outside Copenhagen on Monday.
According to police, her body was deliberately mutilated, investigators found 14 interior and exterior stab wounds to Wall’s genitals, police announced in December.
Her head and legs, along with her clothes, were discovered in bags at sea in October.
Danish inventor Peter Madsen [right[, admitted to dismembering Kim Wall but has denied he sexually assaulted her.
The indictment released Tuesday alleged 47-year-old Madsen abused Wall by hitting and stabbing her while she was still alive, according to Reuters. Her cause of death has not yet been determined, but officials suspect either strangulation or the slitting of her throat.
Prosecutors also pointed to a saw and screwdrivers found aboard the submarine as evidence that Madsen planned the murder.
The inventor previously admitting to dismembering Wall and then dumping her body parts in the water, but has denied sexually assaulting her. His story of events has changed over time, though he maintains Wall’s death was an accident.
Madsen was charged earlier this month with murder, dismemberment and indecent handling of a corpse as well as sexual assault without intercourse of a particularly dangerous nature.
Madsen also faces a charge for deliberately sinking his submarine [photo], where authorities believe to be the crime scene
Not only did investigators discover a saw they believe was used to dismember the Wall’s body in October, on the Madsen’s hard drive, they also found what they suspect are real images of women being strangled and decapitated, Prosecutors said.
Other than the murder charges, Madsen additionally faces a charge of endangering others’ lives, mobility and health for sailing in the routes of a cruise ship, a cargo ship, and for purposefully sinking his submarine.
Prosecutors intend to seek a life sentence and requested Madsen remanded in custody without bail, until his trial which is scheduled to start March 8