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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:51 AM

Amateur submarine inventor arrested on suspicion of murder

Source: The Guardian/AP

An amateur submarine maker whose vessel sank off the Danish coast has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a Swedish journalist who joined him for the voyage was reported missing.

Peter Madsen, 46, denies killing the missing woman, claiming he dropped her off on an island about three and a half hours into their trip on Thursday night, according to Copenhagen police.

The only people on board were Madsen and the journalist, whose partner alerted authorities to her absence on Thursday evening. “The owner of the submarine was arrested and is accused of having killed the Swedish woman without intent,” they said in a statement. “He denies the allegations and explains that he left the woman on the end of the Refshaleøen island.”
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The woman’s boyfriend alerted authorities that the submarine was missing early on Friday. Two helicopters and three ships searched the sea from Copenhagen to the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm.



Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/11/amateur-submarine-inventor-arrested-on-suspicion-of



Friends have named the missing woman as Kim Wall, a 30-year-old New York-based freelance journalist who has written for the New York Times, the Guardian and Vice Magazine.

The authorities have not yet been able to access the vessel, known as the Nautilus, which lies on the seabed in Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen. Salvage teams are at the site.
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Police are hunting for witnesses and camera footage to determine whether the missing woman had disembarked after setting off.

Ms Wall had been writing about Mr Madsen and his submarine, which at one stage was the largest privately-made vessel of its kind.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40909469

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muriel_volestrangler Saturday OP
dalton99a Saturday #1
LudwigPastorius Saturday #2
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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:53 AM

1. She knew too much

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 12:12 PM

2. My theory:


She died in the accident. Fearing prosecution for manslaughter by gross negligence, he lied about her not being on the boat.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 12:15 PM

3. That seems quite likely to me (nt)

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 12:24 PM

4. Yep...

He panicked and tried to spin his way out of reality.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 01:50 PM

5. I have a theory, but to avoid tarring a possibly innocent man, I'll hold it until confirmation.

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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 08:36 AM

6. Kim Wall: Danish submarine was 'deliberately sunk'

Danish police believe that a submarine at the centre of an investigation into a missing Swedish journalist was deliberately sunk.
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The submarine later sank and Mr Madsen was rescued before being arrested and charged with manslaughter.

The stricken vessel, the Nautilus, has been raised but no body was found and the search for Ms Wall goes on.

Mr Madsen initially said that he dropped Ms Wall off before it sank but police say he has now changed his statement - although they have not said what to.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40916787

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