The biographer of a submarine captain accused of murdering a Swedish journalist has revealed that he had contempt for journalists. He also enjoyed "sexual fetish groups."
The headless torso of 31-year-old Kim Wall was discovered last week off Copenhagen. She took 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, who has been charged with Wall’s death, 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.
Madsen’s biographer, Thomas Djursing, told the New York Post that Madsen was married, but that he liked “sexual experimenting in fetish groups.”
He added that Madsen held a grudge against journalists who he felt “belittled” his work in past interviews.
Wall earned two graduate degrees from Columbia University, one in journalism and the other in international affairs. She spoke eight languages. She had plans to write a story on neo-Maoism in China. Previously, she had written about voodoo in Haiti and nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands.