28-year-old Kristina Zhuravleva became known for her beauty and lifestyle posts on social media, often posing next to husband Dmitr, who was arrested by Russian police officers investigating the case
An influencer was found dead in a roadside forest 11 days after his disappearance.
Kristina Zhuravleva became known for her beauty and lifestyle posts on social media – often alongside husband Dmitr – who was arrested by police investigating the case.
The 28-year-old’s body was found by a passing motorist who stopped to relieve himself in woods near a road near Aramil, 15 miles southeast of Yekaterinburg, Russia.
According to reports, there was “no evidence” of a violent death for the woman wearing a tracksuit.
Her husband reported her missing, which sparked a major search, but police arrested him because there were “reasons to suspect him,” law enforcement officials said.
He had also told her friends that Kristina had left him and wanted to be alone or that she had gone to Moscow.
One theory is that she may have been forcibly injected with drugs, URA reported.
As a former teacher, she ran her own social media outlet with tens of thousands of subscribers and was a successful manager of customer accounts.
The Russian Investigation Committee said: “Investigators are investigating the circumstances of her death.
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“A forensic investigation, interrogation, and other activities will be conducted.”
The police said they are “currently interviewing her family and acquaintances.
“It will determine if there was any tension in the family.”
The husband was handcuffed to the town house they shared by the police.
Elena Makhalina, a friend of the dead woman, said: “He spoke quietly on the phone and said that Kristina had left him.
“She packed her things and left her cell phone at home.
“She wanted to be alone and he said it was customary for her to be missed.”
Moscow photographer Veronika Voronina said Kristina was “a successful and very active blogger” on Instagram and other platforms.
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The neighbors said they had never heard a fight and the couple were “loving”.
Kristina wrote that it was “my best decision in life to say yes” and to marry Dmitry.
They appeared regularly together in their posts.