Danish submarine owner admits dismembering body of Swedish journalist

Danish submarine owner admits dismembering body of Swedish journalist

Danish submarine owner admits dismembering body of Swedish journalist

Now, Madsen is claiming that Wall died from carbon monoxide poisoning while he was on deck.

Police revealed Monday that Madsen now admits dismembering Wall's body and throwing the body parts into a bay southwest of Copenhagen, but steadfastly denies killing her. However, Wall's head showed no sign of a skull injury. The inventor denies the charges against him.

But police said there were no fractures in Wall's cranium when her severed head was found earlier this month.

FILE - In this file image taken from video on Monday Aug. 21, 2017, police forensic investigators prepare to move a headless body, identified as that of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, that was found near Amager Denmark in the Baltic Sea.

"This explanation naturally will lead the police into gathering additional statements from the coroner and the armed forces' submarine experts", said Copenhagen police investigator Jens Moller Jensen. Madsen, 46, then told police he divided her body and threw the pieces into Koge Bay.

Prosecutors found footage depicting women being decapitated alive on a hard drive in Madsen's possession.

Wall, a freelancer based in China and NY, never returned from her interview with Madsen on August 10.

Earlier in the trial, he claimed Wall died after a 70kg metal hatch inside the submarine slammed shut on her.

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The police also said on Monday they would now extend the charges against Madsen - which already include murder and mutilating Wall's body - to include sexual assault without intercourse, based on 14 interior and exterior stab wounds to the journalist's genitals.

A report from the Reuters news agency of the earlier court hearing said that Madsen gave a vivid account of his story, saying: "I lose my foothold and the hatch shuts".

Police say the review of so-called "cold cases" is standard procedure and has not provided any immediate link to the case involving Wall and Madsen.

Madsen is an eccentric, well-known figure in Denmark.

And his homemade submarine Nautilus, launched in 2008, was the biggest private sub ever made when he built it with help from a group of volunteers.

Police said Monday that Madsen has voluntarily agreed to remain in custody through November 15, which means there is no need to conduct a hearing tomorrow, as originally scheduled.

Madsen has pleaded not guilty.

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