A journalist has gone missing after an assignment on a submarine.
According to the Washington Post, 30-year-old Kim Wall has vanished after taking a trip aboard a submarine in Denmark. The submarine then mysteriously sank.
Wall, a Swedish journalist who has reported on North Korea, climate change and post-war Sri Lanka, was reportedly on assignment to interview Peter Madsen, an inventor and builder of subs and rockets. She was last seen Thursday, leaving Copenhagen on the sub with Madsen.
Authorities believe that Madsen deliberately sank the vessel on Friday. They found it from Koge Bay in more than 22 feet of water. “The sub has been searched and there is nobody on board — neither dead nor alive,” Copenhagen police homicide chief Jens Moller said, according to Reuters.
Although Wall's body has not been found, Madsen was arrested for involuntary manslaughter. He has maintained his innocence, claiming that he dropped the journalist off late Thursday. He has since changed that story.
Authorities are still searching for Wall.
As a freelancer, she was based out of New York and Beijing.