A severed left arm found in waters off Copenhagen is probably dismembered Swedish journalist Kim Wall’s, police have said.
The arm had been weighed down with metal in a similar manner as the legs of Wall who died after boarding a Danish inventor’s submarine.
The arm was found on Tuesday around one kilometre from the location where the 31-year-old’s head and legs were discovered earlier, Copenhagen police said in a statement.
‘We have not yet determined if it is a right or left arm, or to whom the arm belongs,’ Copenhagen Police deputy inspector Jens Møller Jensen said in a statement.
Kim Wall (left), a Swedish freelance journalist, disappeared while interviewing Peter Madsen (left) , has now admitted to dismembering her but not killer her
Police say they are working on the assumption that the arm found in water off Copenhagen is that of Kim Wall
‘But we are working on the assumption that it is linked to the submarine case,’
A source familiar with the investigation said the arm likely belonged to Wall but it may take weeks to confirm this.
Danish do-it-yourself inventor Peter Madsen, 46, in October admitted dismembering Wall’s corpse.
Wall, a freelancer based in China and New York, went to interview Madsen on his homemade submarine on August 10 but never returned.
Her headless torso was found floating in Copenhagen’s Koge Bay on August 21, and her head, legs and clothes were recovered in plastic bags in the same waters on October 7.
Search teams have been hunting for body parts since Wall’s disappearance
The home-made submarine ‘UC3 Nautilus’, built by Danish inventor Peter Madsen, a self-taught engineer
Prosecutors have previously said they believe Madsen killed Wall as part of a sexual fantasy, then dismembered her body and threw her remains into the sea.
Madsen, a self-taught engineer and inventor, has been held in custody since August 11 and has changed his version of events several times.
After intentionally sinking his submarine early on August 11 in Koge Bay, he was picked up by a rescue vessel and told police he had dropped Wall off on land after their interview the previous evening.
On September 5, he changed his story to say a 70-kilo (154-pound) hatch fell on her head, killing her, and that he threw her body overboard, intact, in a panic.
Danish divers are to conduct another search on Thursday.