Inventor Peter Madsen is alleged to have scurried vessels off sea-coast of Denmark that Kim Wall had been aboard
An amateur submarine maker is in custody in Copenhagen as police analyse the disappearance of a Swedish columnist who had been onboard his vessel before he is alleged to have purposely dropped it off Denmarks east coast.
Peter Madsen, a Danish inventor whose crowdfunded submarine Nautilus sank near Copenhagen on Friday, was apprehended on preliminary manslaughter accusations but has denied responsibility for the fate of 30 -year-old Kim Wall.
He allegations she disembarked on an island about three-and-a-half hours into their trip on Thursday night, according to Copenhagen police.
Police spokesman Jens Mller Jensen said on Sunday that the submarine had been raised from the sea couch and searched but no torso had been discovered. The search for Wall in the water, from the air and on ground, continues.
Mller Jensen added that there were indications that Madsen purposely sank his submarine.
On Saturday, after a two-hour custody hearing held in private, Judge Kari Srensen ordered that Madsen be held in pre-trial detention for 24 periods while the investigation into Walls disappearance continued.
Prosecutor Louise Pedersen mentioned Madsen faced a preliminary manslaughter accuse for having killed in an unknown lane and in an unknown place Kim Isabell Frerika Wall of Sweden sometime after Thursday 5pm.
Madsens defence lawyer, Betina Hald Engmark, said her patron preserves his innocence. He is willing to cooperate and hasnt decided whether to appeal the detention ruling, Hald Engmark told.
Wall, a freelance columnist, had been writing about Madsen and his submarine at the time of disappearing, according to Swedish and Danish reports.