Ever since the EU abolished the death penalty for all crimes, gruesome crimes are continuing. Perhaps there is some correlation between the two. Some famous men do feel there is a link. A gruesome crime has now surfaced. Swedish inventor Peter Madsen took on board freelance Journalist named Kim Wall aged 30. The journalist was doing a story on the inventor when she was invited by Madsen, to accompany him in a submarine invented by him.

The lady disappeared after she boarded the submarine on 10 August and was not traceable after that. Kim Wall was an adventurous lady, who had had earlier reported from Sri Lanka and North Korea.

The disappearance of the journalist intrigued the police as the submarine in which the journalist had traveled had been sunk by the inventor. The inventor had claimed that Kim had died in an accident and he had sunk the sub to give her a sea burial reported the BBC.

The killing

The police did not buy the story of the inventor and were able to salvage the submarine. An examination of the submarine revealed blood stains which matched the DNA of the journalist. Later the body of Wall was recovered in a dismembered state. Her legs were cut off and the police also recovered a large knife used in the killing. It was apparent that the journalist was killed and her body dismembered. Madsen was arrested by the police and he kept changing his story.

Finally, he has admitted to having dismembered her body. He claimed the death was accidental. The police also recovered a hard disc which contained videos of women being tortured and assaulted. The inventor has denied the hard disc belongs to him. The case was compounded by the discovery of a nude woman's body with 15 stab wounds from the bay, reported the Washington Post.

Madsen has been arrested on a charge of manslaughter and will appear in court on 15 November. He had stated that Ms. Wall died when a heavy metal hatch fell on her head. The police have recovered the head and it has no injury.The public prosecutor claims he has evidence and will be able to prove the killing, as two people were on board the submarine and one disappeared.

Last word

The killing is both shocking and bizarre. Probably, the case would have gone undetected if the boyfriend of Kim Wall had not raised the alarm about his girlfriend being missing.The legs and body of the journalist have been recovered but the arms have not yet been found. The police have done a good job in solving what looked like a perfect crime.