Model found dead in suitcase predicted her own death in chilling video
A model and sex worker whose body was found in a suitcase has predicted her own death in a chilling video she filmed in secret and sent to a friend days before her death.
Russian escort Gretta Vedler, 23, disappeared in February 2021 while staying in a Moscow hotel before starting a new life in Bali.
His body was found in a suitcase inside a car in a garage on the outskirts of a village near Lipetsk, 400 km from the Russian capital.
It has now been revealed that Ms Vedler predicted her death days before she disappeared.
The victim secretly recorded a conversation at the hotel
The haunting video, which is spoken entirely in Russian, was secretly filmed by Ms Vedler and shows a conversation with a hotel employee at reception.
The footage appears to have been recorded on his mobile phone but kept under the reception desk so hotel staff cannot see it.
In the footage, she can be heard saying, “I’m from number 708. I was screaming, I was threatened with murder, but no one came to my rescue.
“Why? You understand that if something happens to me…”
The hotel manager then says something inaudible before Mrs. Vedler continues: “Remember, his name…”
She then repeatedly named her boyfriend Dmitry Korovin as her alleged future killer.
The friend – not named in local media – said she had met Mr Korovin “several times”.
“I didn’t like it at all,” they said.
“First, it is immediately clear that this person is unpredictable, unscrupulous and dangerous.
“Secondly, I’m sure he fully understood what Gretta was doing.
“But he didn’t stop her. And even vice versa – he took advantage of the fact that she was making a lot of money.”
Mrs. Vedler complained to her friends that Mr. Korovin constantly asked her for money and did not reimburse her.
“Dima [Dmitry] had a problem. Drugs. Gretta used different substances with him for a while but then quit,” the friend said.
But despite his huge debt to her – 1 million rubles (A$26,584) according to reports – she did not break off the relationship.
The couple argued before the model was killed
Mr Korovin told police that on the day the model died, the couple had an argument over Ms Vedler’s clients.
Mr Korovin, who was drunk at the time, claimed he threw himself on her and ended up strangling her before fainting.
He said that when he came to, he found her cold on the bed.
He said he put her body in the suitcase and left Moscow with it.
He then kept it in his parents’ garage for a year.
An investigator revealed that Mr Korovin told him: “I couldn’t bring myself to bury Mrs Vedler somewhere in the woods, like some kind of dog.
“We were close to her, I couldn’t do that to her!
In the suitcase, activated carbon was also found.
Mr Korovin told investigators he had heard it would cancel out the smell of his rotting corpse.
He must undergo a forensic psychiatric expertise.
In a statement, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the city of Moscow confirmed that it was investigating a criminal case “against a young man charged with a crime under Part 1 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (murder)”.
“As previously reported, on March 12, 2022, the body of a model who disappeared in Moscow in 2021 was found in the garage of a country house in the city of Lipetsk.
“The defendant was detained in accordance with Article 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation. During the interrogation, he fully admitted his guilt, explaining to the investigator that he had strangled his girlfriend as a result of a conflict that arose due to Financial and domestic disagreements After committing the crime, the accused hid the body in a suitcase and moved it to the territory of the city of Lipetsk, where he lived.
“Today the investigation asks the Presnensky District Court of Moscow to elect a preventive measure in the form of detention for the accused. The criminal investigation is ongoing.”
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