On August 10th, a Swedish journalist named Kim Wall set out to do research on a story about Peter Madsen, and the homemade submarine he built. A day later, the submarine disappeared. A rescue mission was conducted for both Wall and Madsen. Madsen was found but Wall was nowhere to be found. Immediately after they found Madsen, the submarine sank.
Madsen claimed "“an accident occurred on board that led to [Wall's] death" and he had to bury her at sea.
"I am fine, but sad because Nautilus went down,” he says, blaming a "a minor problem with a ballast tank … turned into a major issue.”
Wall's dismembered torso showed up days later, with her arms, legs, and head missing. The cuts were clean, leading investigators to believe she was murdered, and it was not an accident.
For a full timeline of the mysterious disappearance, you can go here.
At the time the story broke, Madsen was charged with manslaughter due to his extremely shaky story. At first he said he dropped Wall off on shore when he knew something was wrong with the submarine. Then, he said Wall died on board so he "buried her at sea."
Now, Madsen has been charged with murder for Wall's death, and he's opening up about what really happened on board.