Detectives found important details that led them to believe that the woman was suicide rather than murder, and this has been compared to a scene from the film “The Life of David Gale”.
A model found dead on a chair with her hands cuffed and gagged behind her back has committed suicide, according to a Turkish court.
The court ruled that Ukrainian citizen Kristina Novytska, 25, copied a scene from the 2003 film “The Life of David Gale” starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet and Laura Linney when she committed suicide.
Detectives suspected at first sight that she had been murdered in her house in Bodrum, Turkey.
Ms. Novytska’s body was discovered after neighbors who had not heard from her for two days raised the alarm.
The landlord of the house entered the house on January 3 at around 4:30 p.m. with the help of a locksmith and came across the tragic scene.
Emergency and police teams were called and confirmed Ms. Novytska’s death.
Friends of the model, who also worked as a translator and part-time dance teacher, told local media in Kiev that they did not consider her death to be suicide.
It is reported that investigators initially agreed, but they changed course when multiple pieces of evidence appeared to contradict this theory.
The police found that the property was locked and there was no evidence of a break-in through the iron-barred windows.
They also discovered that the box for the handcuffs was found next to the model’s body. It was later revealed that she had ordered it online four days before her death.
The court emphasized an important testimony from the woman’s mother, who lives in Ukraine, who said her daughter was on antidepressants and had suffered lockdown. She is also said to have had frequent migraines.
The court could not identify anyone who encouraged or asked Ms. Novytska, who was dating a Turk at the time, to commit suicide.
She was a graduate of Kiev National Linguistic University, spoke fluent Turkish, and apparently planned to fly home shortly before her death.
No charges have been brought and the case is now considered closed.
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