The dismembered body of a popular rap singer was found in his flat in Russia after his wife reportedly chopped up his body and cleaned his organs in a washing machine and sprinkled them with salt.
Known as Andy Cartwright, 30, his wife claimed he had died of a drug overdose in St Petersburg.
Marina Kukhal, 36, told detectives that she did not want his fans to know he had died such an ‘inglorious’ death – and dismembered his body over four days storing body parts in black plastic bags and her fridge.
The limbs were reportedly sawn ‘perfectly’ and the body parts sprinkled with salt.
Kukhal used a knife, hammer, hacksaw, plastic bowl and chopping board, police say.
The couple’s two year old child was in the same flat as she severed the singer’s body parts, it was reported.
Russian police say they have opened a murder probe into the death of the star, whose real name was Alexander Yushko, originally from Ukraine.
New shocking claims reported by BAZA news outlet suggested the rapper’s internal organs were cleaned in a washing machine by his wife after the body was dismembered.
The limbs were sawn ‘perfectly’ and the body parts sprinkled with salt.
In addition, the investigators found traces of male hands on one of the forearms, as if the victim had been grabbed, said a report citing unnamed law enforcement sources.
The widow had also thoroughly cleaned their apartment on main street Nevsky Prospect in St Petersburg, it was reported.
The man’s friends said he had alcohol problems but did not take drugs.
Reports also claimed that the woman’s mother had assisted her at the apartment.
The woman’s lawyer Irina Skurtu – who had urged the wife to go to police over the dismembering – denied reports that she put body parts in the washing machine.
She also disputed that the rapper’s mother-in-law had been involved.
The unnamed mother-in-law has been ordered not to leave St Petersburg, say reports. Newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda said no drugs were found on the rapper’s body, citing sources.
The widow was detained. She is expected to undergo a polygraph test as part of the murder probe. She claimed she found a syringe next to his body.
He had become addicted to hard drugs during the pandemic, she told his fans on social media.
Forensic tests are underway in an attempt to establish the cause of death.