The Shocking Submarine Murder of Journalist Kim Wall

A young journalist boarded the mini submarine UC3 Nautilus in Køge Bay, Denmark, in Aug 2017: she was there to interview the man who built the submarine, Peter Madsen. That was the last time she was seen alive.



In this episode we discuss the horrific killing of Kim Wall and the investigation into the only submarine murder in history. This is a preview of a premium episode, if you like our content and would like to support us, please become a patron to get our public episodes ad-free. 1

Kim Wall was reported missing after mini submarine Nautilus failed to return to the Refshaleøen harbor after her scheduled interview with Peter Madsen. The submarine was found sunken the following morning and Madsen was taken into custody by police after being rescued from the water.

Between 21 August and 29 November, parts of Wall's dismembered body were found in different locations around the area with the help of cadaver dogs – the pups proved to be essential in solving this case. Charged with her murder, Madsen was convicted and sentenced to life in prison on 25 April 2018 by Copenhagen City Court. 2, 3


1. Kim Wall, Coleen Jose, and Jan Hendrik Hinzel. The Poison and the Tomb. Mashable. February 2018. 

2. Ruby Lott-Lavigna. The Story of Kim Wall’s Murder, But Not As You Know It. Vice. January 2021. 

3. Martin Shore. Where is Peter Madsen now? Into the Deep Netflix film explained. What to Watch. October 2022.