A DNA from the headless torso found in the waters off Denmark matches with missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Danish police said on Twitter.
Kim Wall, 30, was last seen alive on 10 August as she was sailing on a submarine trip with developer Peter Madsen. Hours later the Nautilus submarine sank while he saved himself.
Wall, was reported missing by her boyfriend after she failed to return from the trip.
Madsen claimed that “an accident occurred on board that led to her death” and he dropped her off on a Copenhagen island, but then told police he “buried” her at sea.
Madsen was charged with negligent manslaughter while a search for the young journalist began.
Police said the arms, legs, and head of torso found on Monday had been deliberately cut off.
The missing submarine was located on 11 August. Danish police believe the 40-tonne vessel was deliberately sunk by Madsen, who was arrested. He denies any wrongdoing.