A Russian model who went missing after calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “psychopath” has been found dead more than one month after her disappearance. Her body was found stuffed inside a suitcase.
Gretta Vedler, 23, was killed by her “jealous” ex-boyfriend Dmitry Korovin, who recently confessed to the murder, according to the Mirror. Korovin said he strangled the model to death after a fight about money in Moscow, and said his actions had nothing to do with her political views or comments about Putin.
Korovin, 23, told authorities that he slept in a hotel room with Vedler’s body for three nights before driving 300 miles to Lipetsk where he left her body in a suitcase in the trunk of a car.
He then continued posting photos and messages on her social media accounts to make Vedler’s friends and family believe she was ok.
Eventually, a friend of the model grew concerned and filed a missing person’s report, which prompted an investigation that led to her body.
One month before her disappearance, Vedler wrote on social media that Putin shows signs of “psychopathy or sociopathy.”
“Given the fact that Putin went through a lot of humiliation in childhood, he could not stand up for himself due to his [slight] physical form, it is not surprising that he left after law school and joined the KGB,” she wrote.
“Such people are timid and fearful from childhood, afraid of noise and darkness, strangers, so traits such as caution, restraint, and lack of communication are developed early in their character,” she continued. “I can only assume, in my opinion, a clear psychopathy or sociopathy is seen in him.”
“For psychopaths, it is important to constantly experience a sense of fullness and sharpness of life, so they love risk, intense experiences, intense communication, intense activity – an intense and dynamic life,” her post added. “Maybe he really wants to enhance the integrity of Russia and sincerely wishes the good for the Russians. But can he really do anything?”
“I think you know the answer to this question yourself,” she concluded.
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the U.S. and other western nations are trying to divide Russian society and provoke civil unrest, and that Russia should cleanse itself of dissident “scum and traitors.”
“But any nation, and even more so the Russian people, will always be able to distinguish true patriots from scum and traitors and will simply spit them out like an insect in their mouth, spit them onto the pavement,” Putin said. “I am convinced that a natural and necessary self-detoxification of society like this would strengthen our country, our solidarity and cohesion and our readiness to respond to any challenge.”