Wednesday, July 31, 2019

CCTV shows man entering flat of Instagram influencer found dead in suitcase

CCTV footage has shown a man entering the flat of a popular 24-year-old Russian beauty blogger whose body was found n-ked in a suitcase with her throat slit.

Instagram influencer Ekaterina Semochkina  also known as Ekaterina Karaglanova was discovered on Friday wearing only a suspender belt in her rented Moscow flat.

Her distraught parents found her body after they became concerned that she had stopped answering her phone.

Police are also investigating suspicions that the qualified doctor and popular blogger with 85,000 subscribers was murdered by her lover.

It has now emerged that she was being blackmailed over n-de pictures which had been sent to her university classmates, according to a friend.

Investigators say that she had worked as an escort to pay her way through her medical studies and that the explicit photos were linked to this.

They are also checking if a man seen on CCTV footage entering and later leaving her apartment block is a "jealous former lover".

A friend called Oksana told Komsomolskaya Pravda (KP) newspaper: “She wrote that she could be killed.

“But I was comforting her, [telling her] that they would do nothing to her.

“I cannot believe that Katya [Ekaterina] not here any more.”

Another friend named Nina said she was being blackmailed by “unknown people” over n-ked pictures.