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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 07:51 AM

Amateur submarine inventor arrested on suspicion of murder

Source: The Guardian/AP

An amateur submarine maker whose vessel sank off the Danish coast has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a Swedish journalist who joined him for the voyage was reported missing.

Peter Madsen, 46, denies killing the missing woman, claiming he dropped her off on an island about three and a half hours into their trip on Thursday night, according to Copenhagen police.

The only people on board were Madsen and the journalist, whose partner alerted authorities to her absence on Thursday evening. “The owner of the submarine was arrested and is accused of having killed the Swedish woman without intent,” they said in a statement. “He denies the allegations and explains that he left the woman on the end of the Refshaleøen island.”
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The woman’s boyfriend alerted authorities that the submarine was missing early on Friday. Two helicopters and three ships searched the sea from Copenhagen to the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm.



Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/11/amateur-submarine-inventor-arrested-on-suspicion-of



Friends have named the missing woman as Kim Wall, a 30-year-old New York-based freelance journalist who has written for the New York Times, the Guardian and Vice Magazine.

The authorities have not yet been able to access the vessel, known as the Nautilus, which lies on the seabed in Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen. Salvage teams are at the site.
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Police are hunting for witnesses and camera footage to determine whether the missing woman had disembarked after setting off.

Ms Wall had been writing about Mr Madsen and his submarine, which at one stage was the largest privately-made vessel of its kind.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40909469

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Reply Amateur submarine inventor arrested on suspicion of murder (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2017 OP
dalton99a Aug 2017 #1
LudwigPastorius Aug 2017 #2
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2017 #3
TomVilmer Aug 2017 #4
Oneironaut Aug 2017 #5
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2017 #6
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2017 #7
ucrdem Aug 2017 #8
obamanut2012 Aug 2017 #9
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2017 #10
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2017 #11
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2017 #12

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 07:53 AM

1. She knew too much

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 11:12 AM

2. My theory:


She died in the accident. Fearing prosecution for manslaughter by gross negligence, he lied about her not being on the boat.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 11:15 AM

3. That seems quite likely to me (nt)

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 11:24 AM

4. Yep...

He panicked and tried to spin his way out of reality.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 12:50 PM

5. I have a theory, but to avoid tarring a possibly innocent man, I'll hold it until confirmation.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 07:36 AM

6. Kim Wall: Danish submarine was 'deliberately sunk'

Danish police believe that a submarine at the centre of an investigation into a missing Swedish journalist was deliberately sunk.
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The submarine later sank and Mr Madsen was rescued before being arrested and charged with manslaughter.

The stricken vessel, the Nautilus, has been raised but no body was found and the search for Ms Wall goes on.

Mr Madsen initially said that he dropped Ms Wall off before it sank but police say he has now changed his statement - although they have not said what to.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40916787

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Mon Aug 21, 2017, 04:01 PM

7. Kim Wall died in accident on submarine, says Peter Madsen

A Danish inventor charged over the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall has said she died in an accident on his submarine and he "buried" her at sea, Copenhagen police say.

The court case is being heard behind closed doors but Peter Madsen's explanation of what happened was released after a request from the defence and prosecution.

The Danish inventor has been charged with negligent manslaughter. The police say they cannot release any more information at this time.
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Mr Madsen, 46, claims that he left her body somewhere in Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen, the police said. A search effort involving divers, helicopters and ships has been under way along the identified route since Friday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40999566

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 04:11 PM

8. 20,000 Leagues under the Big Sleep





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Mon Aug 21, 2017, 06:05 PM

9. Rape and murder -- the scum

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Tue Aug 22, 2017, 07:58 AM

10. Woman's body found after Danish inventor is charged with killing journalist on homemade submarine

A woman’s body has been found on the shores of Copenhagen hours after a Danish inventor was charged with killing a journalist on his home-made submarine.

The headless torso was spotted by a passer-by in the Baltic Sea, where Swedish journalist Kim Wall is believed to have died onboard Peter Madsen’s privately built vessel.

The inventor initially claimed to have dropped the 30-year-old off alive in the Danish capital following a trip on the submarine on 10 August, but has since told police he dumped her body in the sea after she died in an accident.

Detectives said it was “too early” to say if the woman’s body, also missing legs and arms, was that of Ms Wall. The remains were sent for forensic analysis as divers continued to search the area where they were found by a passing cyclist.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/womans-body-found-after-danish-inventor-charged-with-killing-journalist-kim-wall-on-homemade-a7905931.html

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Tue Aug 22, 2017, 03:38 PM

11. Kim Wall: Unidentified torso 'deliberately mutilated'

The body has been sent for DNA analysis, but the results will not be available until Thursday morning.

Divers continue to search the waters near where the torso was discovered, but, despite some reported sightings, other remains have not been found.

"The current situation is that there is a torso in which arms, legs and head have been removed off as a result of deliberate cutting," said Jens Moller Jensen of the Copenhagen police.

"There is nothing about the length of the torso to indicate that it is not Kim Wall, but we do not yet know."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41016881

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Wed Aug 23, 2017, 03:06 AM

12. Kim Wall: Headless body identified as missing journalist

A headless torso found in waters off Denmark has been identified as missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Danish police say.

There was a "DNA match between [the] torso and Kim Wall", Copenhagen police said early on Wednesday.
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Lead investigator Jens Moller Jensen said that DNA had been taken from Kim Wall's hairbrush and toothbrush at her home in Sweden and it matched the remains found on a beach south of Copenhagen on Monday. There was metal attached to the headless torso to ensure it sank, he added.

Blood found on the submarine itself had also been identified as belonging to the Swedish journalist. He would not comment on the cause of death but said a post mortem examination was being carried out and police were still looking for the rest of her body.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41021223

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