It's a story that is sweeping headlines across the world. Kim Wall, a journalist from Sweden, was researching a story on Peter Madsen, who built the world's largest private submarine. On August 10th, she set out to sea in Copenhagen. On August 22, her torso was found at the bottom of the ocean.
So what happened in between?
Kim Wall was a Swedish-born freelance journalist. The 30-year-old woman was a graduate of Sorbonne University, the London School of Economics, and Columbia University where she graduated with a master's degree in journalism.
Wall's website cites her as someone who focused on identity, gender, pop culture, social justice, and foreign policy. She had lived all over the world and written for many heralded publications.
According to Wall's family, she was working on a story on Madsen, adding she had worked in many dangerous places as a journalist. They were so heartbroken that "something could happen … just a few miles from the childhood home.”
46-year-old Peter Madsen is a self-taught aerospace engineer who, after crowd sourcing the funds, built the world's largest homemade submarine called Nautilus. The UC3 submarine was his third submarine project.
Madsen was one of several entrepreneurs who founded the Copenhagen Suborbitals association, which developed and constructed spacecrafts and submarines. The organization split in 2014.
Wall and Madsen set out on UCS Nautilus, but only one of them returned alice.
So what exactly happened on that trip?