Kim Wall had been missing since August 10th
The torso of a woman found in waters south of Copenhagen has been identified as missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Danish police say.
The 30-year-old had not been seen since she was spotted on a 60ft homemade submarine on 10 August with Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who built the sub Nautilus.
The freelance reporter had met with Madsen to interview him for a feature story she was writing.
A torso missing its head, legs and arms was discovered in Koge Bay on Monday by a passing cyclist and DNA was being compared to genetic material from relatives of Ms Wall.
"DNA match between torso and Kim Wall," Copenhagen Police tweeted on Wednesday.
Dna match mellem torso og Kim Wall. Ikke yderligere #politidk— Københavns Politi (@KobenhavnPoliti) August 23, 2017
Madsen initially told authorities he had dropped Ms Wall off on an island later on during the evening of 10 August.
He changed his story when he appeared in court, saying she had died in an accident and he had buried her at sea.
Madsen has been accused of negligent manslaughter. He denies any wrongdoing.
Ms Wall was reported missing by her boyfriend in the early hours of 11 August and a search for the sub Nautilus was launched.
It resurfaced at around 10.30am, but sank soon afterwards and Madsen was rescued by the Danish Navy as it went down.
Police found no one else on board the vessel.
Madsen was arrested the same day.
The investigation is being carried out behind closed doors and little information has been made public.