A prominent Russian Instagram influencer has been found dead with knife wounds in a suitcase in her rented apartment in Moscow.
Ekaterina Karaglanova, 24, had more than 85,000 followers on Instagram (under her tag Katti_loves_life) and recently graduated as a doctor.
Police reportedly said there was no evidence that a struggle had taken place at the apartment, and no weapon had been found.
Investigators said they were considering jealousy as a possible motive. Ms Karaglanova had recently started a new relationship, according to Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets.
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Her parents contacted her landlord when they were unable to get in touch with her for several days.
When they were granted access to her apartment, they found a suitcase containing her body in a hallway.
CCTV footage captured a former boyfriend of Ms Karaglanova visiting her property in the days around her disappearance. Police did not say whether he was being investigated further, according to MK.
Ms Karaglanova’s followers often likened her to film star Audrey Hepburn.
She practised as a dermatologist, holding residency at a medical school in Moscow.