CNN has reported that Swedish journalist Kim Wall, missing since August 11th after boarding a privately built submarine, died in an accident and was buried at sea, the vessel’s owner Peter Madsen told a court hearing in Denmark. , according to a statement published by Copenhagen City Council on Monday.
Madsen, who has been charged with manslaughter, told a closed-door court hearing that he buried Wall at sea in an “unspecified place” in Køge Bay.
Wall, 30, was on the Nautilus for a story she was writing on Madsen and the 17-meter submarine. She boarded it on Wednesday August 10 at Refshaleøen island.Madsen, 46, had originally rejected accusations that he was responsible for Wall’s death, claiming he had dropped her off on land on the Thursday night, according to a police statement.
Police then later claimed that Madsen had given them a “different explanation.”
Madsen was charged with manslaughter and ordered to be held in custody for 24 days. At the time of Madsen being charged, his lawyer Betina Hald Engmark told Denmark’s TV2 that her client “accepts the arrest but still denies the crime.”
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