Wall’s body was discovered washed up on nearby beach 11 days after she boarded the Nautilus to interview Madsen. Her head, legs and clothes were discovered by police divers two months later, shortly followed by a saw and, later, her arms. An autopsy revealed Wall had been stabbed 16 times, though the precise cause of her death remains inconclusive.
While Madsen admitted to dismembering Wall’s body (“I don’t see how that mattered at that time, as she was dead,” he told the court), he maintained throughout proceedings that her death was accidental.
He initially claimed a heavy hatch had fallen shut on her head, but later changed his story to assert that toxic exhaust fumes had filled the vessel while he was above deck.
So what happened that evening?
Kim Wall boarded the submarine at around 7pm to conduct an interview with Madsen about the vessel, which he had famously built…