“Copenhagen police confirmed on Wednesday that a torso found this week in local waters was that of Kim Wall, a Swedish freelance journalist whose disappearance after boarding a Danish inventor’s submarine has stunned many Scandinavians.
“The announcement, which followed DNA tests from the torso, turned what had started as a missing-persons case into what Christian Jensen, editor-in-chief of Politiken, Denmark’s largest daily, called “the most spectacular murder case in Danish history.”
“The inventor, Peter Madsen, 46, has been held on preliminary charges of involuntary manslaughter. It is not yet known how Wall, 30, died, nor how her body was mutilated.
“Her torso – missing its arms, legs and head – was found by a cyclist on the edge of Amager Island on Monday afternoon, near where the submarine sank on August 11, and a postmortem examination began that night.”
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