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Paper: Police search Finnish home of submarine killer's wife

The search is related to Peter Madsen's attempted escape from prison last year, but his wife is not suspected of any crime.

Peter Madsen
File photo of convicted murderer Peter Madsen. Image: Bax Lindhardt / EPA

Police have carried out a search of the Finnish home of the wife of convicted murderer Peter Madsen, according to a report in the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

Madsen was sentenced to life imprisonment for the 2017 murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall on board his submarine, UC3 Nautilus.

Ekstra Bladet wrote that the apartment in Salo in Southwest Finland was searched at the request of the Danish police in relation to an investigation into Madsen’s escape from prison last autumn.

The newspaper added that Madsen’s wife is not suspected of having committed any crimes.

Madsen tried to escape from Herstedvester Prison in October last year but he was quickly apprehended in a nearby residential area. Danish police have said that they suspect Madsen received help from one or more people in the planning of the escape attempt.

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