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Swedish journalist Kim Wall's decapitated head is found

The head and legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall have been recovered after she died in mysterious circumstances aboard a Danish inventor’s homemade submarine.

The body parts were discovered Friday, and a police spokesman told reporters in Copenhagen there were no fractures in Wall’s cranium.

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Kim Wall, an award-winning journalist, went missing in August after she boarded a Danish inventor’s submarine

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Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who has been charged with killing the Swedish journalist, faces a sentence of five years to life in prison if convicted.

Wall was writing a profile on Madsen when she was last seen boarding Madsen’s submarine on Aug. 10.

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When she failed to return from the interview, her boyfriend reported her missing.

Madsen gave conflicting accounts as to what happened, initially claiming he dropped the journalist off near Copenhagen before the submarine sank.

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Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who has been charged with killing the Swedish journalist, faces a sentence of five years to life in prison if convicted.

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He later said he buried Wall at sea after she accidentally died from hitting her head on a heavy hatch cover.

On Aug. 23, a headless female torso attached to a piece of metal to make it sink, washed ashore in Copenhagen. Police identified it as Wall‘s and said blood inside the submarine matched DNA samples retrieved from her hairbrush.

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The cause of her death has not been determined, although prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen told a court on Monday that Wall was stabbed at least 15 times in the rib cage and genitals.

Videos were also recovered on Madsen’s computer showing women being strangled, decapitated and burned. He claimed the computer hard drive were not his, saying it was accessible to other people in his laboratory.

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The head and legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall have been recovered six weeks after her torso washed ashore in Copenhagen

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Wall, 30, was a freelance journalist from Sweden who attended Columbia Journalism School in New York, and reported on stories from Sri Lanka to North Korea.

With News Wire Services

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