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    Stranger and stranger
    Danish police believe that a submarine at the centre of an investigation into a missing Swedish journalist was deliberately sunk.
    Kim Wall, 30, was last seen on Thursday evening on board the vessel with the owner, 46-year-old Peter Madsen.
    The submarine later sank and Mr Madsen was rescued before being arrested and charged with manslaughter.
    The stricken vessel, the Nautilus, has been raised but no body was found and the search for Ms Wall goes on.
    from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40916787
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    Beginning to resemble a Clive Cussler novel.

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    This is going to be interesting!
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    The captain has now explained that there was an accident aboard the sub and that he held a burial at sea.
    He's charged with involuntary manslaughter with aggravating circumstances (my translation).
    There's been an in camera hearing where he's explained to the court what has occurred.

    Yesterday, the body of a woman was found in Danish waters in the vicinity of where the accident is supposed to have happened.
    The press reports it as a mutilated body and the police cannot confirm the identity of the woman.

    Just what the heck happened aboard the Nautilus!?

    This is really strange, Peter Madsen is kind of a Danish folk hero, a more or less self-taught inventor. Think Gyro Gearloose without the hat.
    Beside the sub he's built, he's also building Denmark's first spacecraft, a rocket, in which he intends (intended) to launch himself out of the athmosphere (provided the chances of survival is estimated above 30%)
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    Apparently Ms Wall has been beheaded!

    This statement is from Swedish medical examiner Brita Zilg
    "The first method to identify a body is by teeth records because it's quick and cheap. But that's not possible in this case, then you use DNA."
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    These days, everything I do is just "puttering around"

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