Submarine owner says journalist died in accident, and he buried her at sea

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August 21, 2017 21:32:52

A Danish inventor charged with killing a journalist in his homemade submarine has told a court she did die in the vessel — changing his earlier statement he dropped her off alive in Copenhagen, police say.

Peter Madsen told the court Swedish journalist Kim Wall died in an accident and he buried her at sea in the Bay of Koge, south of the city, police said in a statement.

Madsen is charged with the manslaughter of Wall, who has been missing since he took her out to sea in his 17-metre submarine on August 10. He denies the charge.

He was rescued a day later after his UC3 Nautilus sank.

Police found no-one else in the wreck.

Danish and Swedish maritime authorities are using divers, sonar and helicopters in the continued search for Wall’s body in Koge Bay and in the Oresund Strait between the two countries.

Madsen, an entrepreneur, artist, submarine builder and aerospace engineer, went before a judge on Saturday (local time) for preliminary questioning.

The case is not open to the public for the sake of further investigation, police have said.

Reuters

Topics:

murder-and-manslaughter,

journalism,

denmark,

sweden

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August 21, 2017 21:22:56



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