Story By: Anna Guran, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
This pretty blogger – compared by fans to movie star Audrey Hepburn – has been found stuffed in a suitcase after being repeatedly stabbed and having her throat cut.
The woman, who blogged under the name ‘katti_loves_life’ from her Moscow home had recently complained to pals that people were jealous of her newfound luxurious lifestyle after she started dating a 52-year-old man. She had been studying previously to be a doctor but had given up her studies to become a blogger when she started a relationship with an older man.
She also posted images on Instagram where she had 80,000 followers for her luxurious lifestyle, which included exotic travel, trips to expensive restaurants and a wardrobe of designer clothes.
Pictures Credit: CEN/@rentv & CEN/@katti_loves_life
The 24-year-old, whose first name is Catherine but whose surname has not been revealed, recently return from Corfu, after which she had not posted anything online and her family had been worried about her.
They persuaded the landlord to open the door, and inside they found suitcase with the body stuffed inside. She was naked inside the case and her throat had been cut.
Detectives in Moscow confirmed they were carrying out a murder investigation, and have interviewed another boyfriend, this one younger, and who she had reportedly kept in touch with after having started to date the older man.
She had reportedly spoken to the younger man the day before on the phone. Police stressed however that at the moment there was no evidence that he was involved in the killing.
One of her friends said that she complained that people were jealous of her new lifestyle. They also said that she had changed a lot in the last year, starting to wear expensive designer clothing and going on trips to places like France and Italy. She was also only ever seen eating in expensive restaurants and staying in VIP hotels.
They also noted that she had the older lover, reportedly her fiance, who was however very much in the background and that the relationship was not public.
But they said that she was planning to set off very shortly with the 52-year-old on a trip to Holland, and confirmed that he had apparently been funding her luxury lifestyle. However he had also been unhappy that she maintain contact with her ex-boyfriend.
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