A headless torso has been discovered in Copenhagen, amid a search for a missing Swedish journalist.
Danish police searching for Kim Wall announced that a cyclist found the body part on Monday by a nearby island, CNN reported.
Thirty-year-old Wall went missing earlier this month after taking a ride with Peter Madsen on a Nautilus submarine he built. She was writing a story about the vessel and 46-year-old Madsen.
Madsen has claimed that Wall’s death was an accident. He also said he buried the journalist at sea. Before that, he told police that he had dropped Wall off on land, as CNN reported. Police believe he may have deliberately sunk his vessel, which was later found by emergency services, BBC reports. Madsen has been charged with manslaughter.
As for the torso, DNA tests are pending.
“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 at a Monday news conference.
Wall has written for various publications including the New York Times, the Guardian and TIME.