Danish police have confirmed finding the headless torso of journalist Kim Wall. She was last seen with Madsen.
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An eccentric inventor described as fanatical and foul-tempered, Peter Madsen's career has been punctuated by stories of professional fallouts, mood swings and a willingness to go it alone. The Danish submarine-maker is suspected in the death of Kim Wall, a Swedish journalist whose headless torso was recovered days after her disappearance while writing a feature story about Madsen.Madsen has spent his life attempting to break the boundaries of space and sea. Madsen was rescued just moments before his submarine sank, an event investigators believe was deliberate.Madsen is now suspected of negligent homicide.Seen as part Carl Sagan and part Jacques Cousteau, Madsen championed private submarine construction and space exploration, most recently leading a grassroots effort to launch a rocket built by amateurs rather than governments or multinational corporations.Madsen said in a 2014 biography written by journalist Thomas Djursing.Madsen reportedly has few material possessions, and has lived on his submarine at times.The two men parted company after an angry spat in 2014 and Madsen created his own space project, RLM Space Lab.
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