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Submarine owner confirms death of missing Swedish journalist

Submarine owner confirms death of missing Swedish journalist

Peter Madsen's lawyer, Betina Hald Engmark, said her client had not admitted any wrongdoing.

Copenhagen Police said it would uphold the charge of negligent manslaughter, but refused to provide further information regarding the case as it is still investigating.

Madsen's appearance before a judge on August 12 was held behind closed doors and the probe has been classified, so it is not known exactly when he made his statement.

Over the weekend, helicopters and vessels searched for the body, and are continuing Monday, police added.

Wall was a freelance journalist who had reported for The Guardian and The New York Times.

Peter Madsen, 36, initially claimed he had dropped Kim Wall, 30 off on an island in Copenhagen on August 10 after she finished interviewing him.

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Mr Madsen, 46, claims that he left her body somewhere in Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen, the police said.

"We believe he is telling the truth when he says she died in the submarine", a Copenhagen police official said, according to Business Insider.

On the evening of August 10, Madsen and Wall went on a submarine tour around Copenhagen. She had been researching a story on Madsen and his submarine.

Madsen is a Danish inventor who crowdfunded the construction of the submarine, Nautilus, in 2008. Madsen explained that he had problems with the tank and that due to this the sinking occurred, while police spokesman, Jens Møller, stated that it seems the submarine was sunk deliberately. She had reported from all over the world, including from North Korea, Sri Lanka and the Marshall Islands.

Nautilus, named after the ship from the classic science fiction novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, was built by Mr Madsen after raising $200,000 (£154,000) online.

Thirty-year-old Wall's body has not been found.


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