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Headless body identified as missing journalist Kim Wall
World | incidents | 14:05, 23 August 2017 | 669

AKIPRESS.COM - A headless torso found in waters off Denmark has been identified as missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, BBC reported citing Danish police.

There was a "DNA match between [the] torso and Kim Wall", Copenhagen police said early on Wednesday.

Ms Wall was last seen alive on 10 August as she departed on a submarine trip with inventor Peter Madsen.

The submarine sank hours after the search for Ms Wall began. Mr Madsen was charged with negligent manslaughter.

He initially said he had dropped her off safely near Copenhagen, but has since said she died in an accident and that he had "buried" her at sea.

Danish police believe the 40-tonne submarine was deliberately sunk by Mr Madsen. He denies any wrongdoing.

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.

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