This Reporter Vanished After Meeting A Man On His Submarine. Then A Headless Body Washed Up On Shore

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Image: Tom Wall via The Local

On an island near Copenhagen, a Swedish journalist boards a homemade submarine. Hours later, her partner reports her missing. Then a mutilated body washes up on a nearby beach. But what happened to Kim Wall, and what role did the inventor Peter Madsen play in her disappearance?

Image: Facebook/Kim Wall Memorial Fund

Wall was born on March 23, 1987, in Trelleborg, a town in the far south of Sweden. After studying international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, she began focusing on journalism and international affairs.

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Image: Facebook/Kim Wall Memorial Fund

After gaining a master’s degree from New York’s Columbia University, Wall embarked on a successful career in journalism. Featured in high-profile publications such as Time magazine, The New York Times and The Guardian, much of her writing focused on the very fringes of society.

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