Six weeks after the headless torso of journalist Kim Wall was discovered, not long after she went on a submarine to interview Danish inventor Peter Madsen, police found video of women being tortured and decapitated on a computer hard drive belonging to Madsen, according to BBC News. Wall’s body was found in waters near Copenhagen, bounded by heavy metal, two weeks after she boarded Madsen’s personal submarine.
In a Tuesday court hearing on Tuesday, prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen said police found video in Madsen’s laboratory of women being strangled, decapitated and burned, Reuters reported. Buch-Jepsen said the prosecution believes the videos are real. He added that an autopsy revealed knife wounds to Wall’s genitals and rib cage, which were caused “around or shortly after her death,” BBC News reported. However, a cause of death has not yet been established.
“They are the space laboratory’s tools which have been used by everyone in the laboratory,” 46-year-old Madsen said during the pretrial session. He denied the videos were his. He has also denied claims that he killed Wall. His story has changed numerous times and he has called her death an accident.
Wall, 30, was an award-winning journalist from Sweden. Madsen’s submarine reportedly sank around the same time she went missing. Madsen originally claimed he dropped Wall off on land before escaping the sinking vessel. Not long after, he claimed the journalist died after hitting her head on a submarine hatch cover. He has been charged with murder.
“Two people are on a boat. Her legs and heads and arms were cut off, and we can prove that. You can draw your own conclusions,” a prosecutor said about the case last month.