No body – but two men found guilty of brutal murder

Killers convicted despite there being no body, no clear evidence and no clear confession

A jury at the Eastern Court has today found Bo Madsen and Claus Stockholm Larsen guilty of murdering Bo Madsen’s former civil partner, the businessman Henrik Hauberg Madsen – even though the body of the victim has never been found.

Chopped up at a holiday centre
According to the police, in a scene reminiscent of the end of the 1996 film 'Fargo', Madsen was shot and partly disposed of in a wood chopper on 11 November 2010 at a holiday centre in southern Zealand, Karrebæksminde Feriecenter.

It is believed that Bo Madsen elected to kill his civil partner after falling in love with a woman.

“I have just one alternative and that is to break his neck and bury him somewhere,” he told a friend who subsequently became a witness.

Online evidence
An online handbook for committing murder was found on one of the men’s computers. But beyond that, there was very little evidence: no DNA samples, no confession and no body.

The two men were sentenced to 15 and 13 years in prison.