Saw may have been used in journalist murder

Journalist, Denmark
Police have found a saw that may have been used in the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. Photo credit: Reuters

Authorities in Denmark have discovered a saw they believe may have been used in the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

The grisly discovery was made in Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen on Wednesday, the same area where parts of Ms Wall's remains were found just over a week after her disappearance in August.

"The saw is now being examined by our forensic technicians to determine whether it is the saw police have been looking for in connection with the submarine case," Police inspector Jens Moller Jensen said in a statement.

The 30-year-old freelancer boarded Danish inventor Peter Madsen's submarine to work on a story in August, but was reported missing by family when she failed to return.

A bag containing Ms Wall's clothing, a knife, various body parts and metal weights were also discovered last week.

Mr Madsen is accused of murdering Ms Wall within 24 hours of her boarding the submarine, but he has called her death an accident.

Her headless torso was found by a member of the public cycling on Copenhagen's southern Amager Island in August, near where she was believed to have died.