Suspect arrested after Russian Instagram influencer is found dead in a suitcase

Ekaterina Karaglanova

Suspect arrested after Russian Instagram influencer is found dead in a suitcase

Russian police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a 24-year-old Instagram influencer found dead in a suitcase in her Moscow apartment.

Ekaterina Karaglanova, who had recently graduated as a doctor, was known as @Katti_loves_life to her 86,000 followers on the image-sharing website. 

Her body was discovered by her landlord last week after he had been contacted by her alarmed parents, who had not been able to reach their daughter for several days. 

Stab wounds were evident on the body.

Police said they were investigating jealousy as a possible motive in the killing as Karaglanova had recently started a new relationship.

She was planning to celebrate her 25th birthday with a boyfriend in the Netherlands, according to Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper. 

Leaked CCTV footage captured an alleged former boyfriend of Karaglanova entering the apartment building in the days around her disappearance and leaving with a suitcase and dark gloves on.

No weapon was reportedly found at the scene and police said there were no signs of a struggle in the apartment.

On Instagram Karaglanova wrote about her numerous trips to Europe, lifestyle and cosmetics. 

Her profile says that she was studying dermatovenerology and was a resident at a Moscow medical school. 

Her last post was about a trip to the Grecian island of Corfu.

In another post, under a photo of a bouquet of flowers, she wrote that she has been receiving such gifts from a secret admirer for several weeks.

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