Kim Wall (Journalist) Age, Death Cause, Family, Boyfriend, Biography & More

Kim Wall

Full NameKim Isabel Fredrika Wall
ProfessionJournalist, Writer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourLight Brown
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 March 1987
Birth PlaceTrelleborg, Scania, Sweden
Date of Death10 August 2017
Place of DeathBay of Køge, Denmark
Age (at the time of death) 30 Years
Death CauseHomicide
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
HometownTrelleborg, Scania, Sweden
SchoolNot Known
CollegeLondon School of Economics, Columbia University
School of International and Public Affairs
Educational QualificationB.Sc in International Relations
2 Masters Degrees (one in Journalism and another in international affairs)
FamilyFather- Joachim Wall
Mother- Ingrid Wall
Brother-Tom Wall
Sister- None
ReligionNot Known
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfrindsOddur Stefansson Kim Wall boyfriend
Kim Wall

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kim Wall

  • Did Kim Wall smoke?: Yes
  • Did Kim Wall drink alcohol?: Yes
  • She used to work as a freelance journalist.
  • Her articles were published in The Guardian, The New York Times, Vice, Slate, Harper’s Magazine and Time magazine. Topics she wrote about included the new Chinatown in Uganda, Gibtown, the problems of restarting tourism in Haiti, real-life “vampires”, etc.
  • In 2013, she reported from post-war Sri Lanka as a South Asian Journalist Association (SAJA) grantee, and she was a United Nations Foundation press fellow in 2014 and 2015.
  • In 2016, her reporting on climate change and nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands was awarded the ‘Hanzel Mieth Prize’ for Best Digital Reportage.
  • On 10 August 2017, she went to Refshaleøe, Denmark, and boarded the midget submarine UC3 Nautilus to interview its owner, Danish inventor Peter Madsen. According to her friend from Columbia University, she wanted to pitch a report for Wired (a monthly American magazine). Her boyfriend raised an alarm of her being missing when she did not return back home. Peter Madsen was accused of killing Kim, whose headless and limbless torso was found in waters off Copenhagen 11 days after she went missing.

  • Investigator Jens Møller told the press that Kim’s torso had been stabbed multiple times to prevent air and gas building up inside it and causing it to float up to the surface and that a piece of metal had been bolted to it to ensure its sinking to the bottom.
  • Peter Madsen has been arrested and accused of Kim’s brutal murder. He initially admitted that he dismembered Kim’s body but denied killing her. Later, he back out from his own whole story.

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