A builder accused of killing a beautiful hair stylist and then bagging up her body with the rubbish has been seized by police in Russia.
Accused Almaz Ibraev is said to have clubbed the blonde victim senseless and then throttled her to death.
Police found her body in a rubble sack with construction rubbish in the apartment.
The victim – named only as Yuliana, 27 – vanished after she went to her new apartment in Saint Petersburg to check on the progress of the refurbishment on 23rd November.
Her friends alerted police, who made a chilling discovery when they searched the flat two days later and found her body bagged up with construction debris.
It was wrapped up in plastic and covered in visible bruises and what looked like a wire mark on her neck, reported local media.
Police immediately suspected 41-year-old builder Almaz Ibraev, who was working on the flat and who had fled after Yuliana’s disappearance.
Both can be seen in this security camera footage entering or leaving the building’s lift.
Police put Ibraev on a wanted list and began an extensive search of the city. He was eventually seized outside a hostel on 27th November.
The motive for the crime is currently unknown but is under investigation by authorities in Saint Petersburg.
One media source claimed that Yuliana was unhappy with Ibraev’s work and that the builder suspected he would not be paid.
He repeatedly struck her on the head with a heavy object before strangling her, the source alleged.
This version of events has not been confirmed by officials.
The victim’s older sister paid tribute to Yuliana on social media, writing: “Sister, you are forever in my heart.”