A 24-year-old Russian Instagram influencer named Ekaterina Karaglanova, who had over 97,000 followers under the name katti-loves-life, was found dead in a suitcase in her Moscow apartment.
According to BBC News, Karaglanova had just graduated from medical school and was looking forward to beginning her career as a doctor. She was also a former Miss Moscow runner-up.
Karaglanova had just begun a new relationship and was planning a vacation to Holland for her 25th birthday with her new boyfriend. Days before her trip was scheduled, her parents were unable to contact her and went to her apartment.
Her body, which was in a suitcase in the hallway of her apartment, had multiple stab wounds. It’s believed she was killed on July 23, just a week before her birthday on July 30. Her last Instagram post was on July 22.
CCTV footage showed her former boyfriend had made a brief visit to her apartment on July 23, and police now have the 33-year-old man in custody after saying they were investigating “jealousy as a possible motive.” They have not released the suspect’s name. ~Alexandra Heilbron