She was chipping away at a story.
Kim Wall, left and Peter Madsen. He denies the assertion and has called her passing a mischance.
Her head was found in a bag that also contained two legs, Copenhagen police inspector Jens Moller said. Identification was based on dental records from Sweden, he said.
"We found a pack with Kim Wall's attire; shirt, skirt, socks and shoes, and furthermore a blade and lead pieces burdening them", Moeller Jensen said.
However, the police reported that the body was discovered 15 injuries.
DNA tests from Madsen's nails, face and neck showed a clear match with Wall's, Buch-Jepsen said, though the exact cause of death remained unknown. During a press conference organised on Saturday 7 October, officials have revealed that divers have recovered the head and the two legs of the journalist Swedish 30 years, which were in a bag located in the bay of Køge, near Copenhagen.
When she failed to return from the interview, her boyfriend reported her missing.
Madsen has told the court in past hearings Wall died accidentally, saying she was hit by a heavy hatch cover on his UC3 Nautilus submarine.
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He said he had tossed her body overboard. He told the Copenhagen City Court that Wall was severely harmed and presumably dead.
Police said the submarine had been deliberately sunk.
Madsen stays in care while the examination proceeds.
Peter Madsen, a Danish submarine enthusiast has been charged with her murder but is denying the charges. The last one had been rescued on the 11th of August in the morning, before the sinking of his vessel, that he is suspected of having intentionally scuttled.
Madsen was later captured and held in guardianship on doubt of murdering Wall. And on August 21, Wall's torso, with metal attached, was discovered.
Wall, a graduate of Columbia University and London School of Economics, was based between Beijing and NY.
Wall worked as a freelance journalist based in New York and China, and her articles were published in the Guardian, the New York Times, and others.