Danish Police Recover Some Missing Body Parts of the Journalist Kim Wall

Danish Police Recover Some Missing Body Parts of the Journalist Kim Wall

Police have previously said they were re-examining the unresolved case of a Japanese tourist whose mutilated body was found in a Copenhagen harbour in 1986, to see if there was any possible link to the Wall case.

Danish police investigating the murder of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall have found body parts, including her decapitated head.

Peter Madsen, the 46-year-old Danish inventor who is in pre-trial detention on preliminary manslaughter charges, has said Wall died after being accidentally hit by a 70-kilogram (155-pound) hatch on the UC3 Nautilus submarine, after which he "buried" her at sea.

Police identified a headless female torso, which was weighed down with heavy objects, as belonging to Wall when it was washed ashore in Copenhagen on August 21.

The exact cause of Wall's death has not yet been confirmed.

Wall's head and legs were found by divers in the waters around Copenhagen, in a bag that had been weighted down with bits of metal.

Police say the submarine only sailed in Danish waters during the August 10-11 trip.

"We have found the head and two legs, but we have not found her arms", Mr. Moller said. He has denied accusations that he was responsible for her death.

If Madsen is charged with murder and convicted, he faces a sentence of five years to life. The last one had been rescued on the 11th of August in the morning, before the sinking of his vessel, that he is suspected of having intentionally scuttled. And on August 21, Wall's torso, with metal attached, was discovered.

Madsen was later arrested and held in custody on suspicion of killing Wall.

At a pretrial hearing Tuesday, more damning evidence was presented.

Wall, a graduate of Columbia University and London School of Economics, was based between Beijing and NY.

She reported on gender, popular culture, identity and foreign policy from China, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Haiti, North Korea, India and the Marshall Islands and was published by Harper's Magazine, New York Times, Foreign Policy, Atlantic, TIME, Slate, Vice and Guardian.

Journalist Susanne Gargiulo reported from Copenhagen and Katie Polglase from London, while Laura Smith-Spark wrote from London.