Submarine owner says missing reporter died in accident

Kim Wall died in accident on board submarine Peter Madsen

"It is clear that the police, like the media and everybody else, is speculating whether this female body is Kim Wall, but it is way too soon to tell", Copenhagen police spokesman Jens Moller said. He had denied playing any role in her disappearance.

A Danish inventor says a Swedish journalist missing since 11 August died in an accident onboard his self-built submarine, and that he dumped her body in the sea, police have said.

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

The owner of a home-made submarine has told Danish police that a missing journalist died in an accident on board, then he buried her at sea.

Kim Wall, a 30-year-old reporter, was aboard Madsen's submarine on assignment when she disappeared more than a week ago.

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Wall joined Madsen on his sub on August 10, but the vessel sank on Friday morning.

"The investigations confirm that the sinking of the submarine was allegedly a outcome of a deliberate act", according to Copenhagen police, the New York Post reported.

The police believe that this is a manslaughter case, but they do not want to provide any more information as the investigation is still ongoing. She had reported from all over the world, including from North Korea, Sri Lanka and the Marshall Islands.

The first launch of his 40-ton, almost 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) UC3 Nautilus in 2008 made global headlines. The police say they can not release any more information at this time.

Before his arrest, Madsen appeared on Danish television to discuss the submarine's sinking and his rescue. When the vessel was recovered, Wall's body was not found on it.

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