ohan Nilsson, TT News Agency, AFP | The Swedish Sea Rescue Society searches for missing journalist Kim Wall at Lundakra Bay on August 15.
21 Aug 2017: The Danish inventor of a do-it-yourself submarine has said that a Swedish journalist missing since August 11 died in an accident onboard the vessel, and that he dumped her body in the sea, Danish police said Monday.
The inventor, Peter Madsen, had been claiming that he last saw Kim Wall when he dropped her off on the tip of an island in Copenhagen late on August 10.
Danish authorities have been searching for Wall, a 30-year-old reporter who had been writing a feature story about Madsen, since she failed to return from an interview with him aboard the 60-foot (18-metre) Nautilus.
But Madsen, who has been accused of negligent manslaughter, "told police and the court that there was an accident on board the sub that led to the death of Kim Wall, and that he subsequently buried her at sea in an undefined location of the Koge Bay" south of Copenhagen, police said in a statement.
The two were sighted onboard the vessel by several people in waters off Copenhagen the evening of August 10.
The sub was also reported missing, but rescue crews located it around midday on August 11 in Koge Bay, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of the Danish capital.
Just after being found, Madsen was rescued and the submarine suddenly sank.
The Nautilus was the biggest private sub ever made when Madsen built it in 2008.
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