Man Admits Killing Ex-Wife And Burying Her In Snow

<p>Police say a jealous taxi driver has admitted to killing his ex-wife and hiding her body in snow near her flat.</p>

Sergey Kakshin got divorced from wife Daria Zembitskaya, 28, a year ago after six years of marriage in the city of Nizhny Tagil in central Russia's Sverdlovsk Oblast region.

Police launched an inquiry after Mr Kakshin rang police to tell them his ex-wife had gone missing.

But officers grew suspicious and say that he confessed under interrogation and led them to her body which he had buried in the snow just 400 metres (1,312 feet) from her flat.

The couple were said to get along well for the sake of their two young sons but Mr Kakshin is believed to have become jealous after his ex-wife found a new boyfriend.

He had a key to her flat and regularly helped her with her car which would often struggle to start on cold winter mornings.

Police say that Mr Kakshin tried to mislead them by acting as the concerned ex-husband after killing her and hiding the body.

He texted her to ask if the car had started alright and then rang their sons' nursery school and the office where she worked, asking if she was there.

Mr Kakshin then rang her sister, Ekaterina, and the pair went to the local police station together to report her missing.

But Ekaterina was suspicious and told police that her sister had recently argued with her ex-husband because he was jealous that she had a new man in her life.

She said on social media: "I don’t understand how it is possible to do something like this with a person you shared the most private thoughts with, who you build your future with, who trusted you, forgave many things, shared happy moments, who loved you…"

Ms Zembitskaya’s mother, whose name has not been released, also suspected her former son-in-law. She said her daughter was happy with her new boyfriend.

Mr Kakshin reportedly told police that he killed his ex-wife after they got into a huge row when she demanded that he give her back the key to her flat.

Police say that he now faces charges of murder and a 15 year jail sentence if he is convicted in court.