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Police: Danish inventor admits dismembering journalist, denies killing her

TALLINN, Estonia — A Danish inventor has admitted dismembering a Swedish journalist who disappeared from his home-made submarine in August and has modified his story about how she died, however nonetheless denies killing her, police investigating the weird case mentioned Monday.

In line with Copenhagen police, Peter Madsen now says Kim Wall died as results of carbon monoxide poisoning contained in the submarine whereas he was on deck. Beforehand he had mentioned she died after being by accident hit by a heavy hatch within the submarine’s tower.

“This clarification (by Madsen) naturally will lead the police into gathering extra statements from the coroner and the armed forces’ submarine specialists,” mentioned Copenhagen police investigator Jens Moller Jensen.

Police say Madsen acknowledged he dismembered her physique and threw it into Koge Bay southwest of Copenhagen.

“Kim Wall had suffered 14 stabs in and across the genitals and it is because of these stabs that now we have mentioned that there will need to have been a sexual motive,” Jensen instructed reporters, based on Reuters information company.

Wall’s torso was discovered on a southern Copenhagen coast in late August, and her head, legs and garments have been discovered at sea this month. 

No fractures to Wall’s cranium have been discovered that might have supported the declare that she was killed by the hatch.

Wall was engaged on a narrative about Madsen and was final seen aboard his do-it-yourself submarine Nautilus because it left Copenhagen in August.

The subsequent day, Madsen was rescued from the sinking submarine with out Wall. Police consider he intentionally sank the vessel.

Madsen’s pre-trial detention is ready to run out Tuesday however police mentioned no new listening to can be held because the 46-year-old has voluntarily agreed to stay in detention.

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