Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Kim Wall: Swedish reporter's headless torso weighed down with metal

The torso of a Swedish journalist found on a beach off Copenhagen was intentionally weighed down, Danish police have said.

Kim Wall's body was discovered attached to a piece of metal "likely with the purpose to make it sink", said the city's police chief Jens Moeller Jensen.

Investigators also revealed the remains showed signs of attempts "to make sure air and gas inside should leave the body so that it would not rise from the seabed".

Earlier, police confirmed the torso belonged to the reporter who had been missing for nearly two weeks.

The arms, legs and head had been sawn from the body.

The 30-year-old had not been seen since she was spotted on a 60ft homemade submarine on 10 August with Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who built the sub Nautilus.

The freelance journalist had met with Madsen to interview him for a feature story she was writing.

The decapitated, limbless torso was discovered in Koge Bay on Monday by a passing cyclist and DNA was compared to genetic material from relatives of Ms Wall.

"DNA match between torso and Kim Wall," Copenhagen Police tweeted on Wednesday, with Mr Jensen revealing at a news conference later that dried blood found inside the submarine also belonged to the journalist.

Divers are continuing to search for the other body parts.

SKY       News.