A man arrested over the murder of a social media star whose body was found in a suitcase with her throat slit has confessed to her murder, according to Russian officials.
Model Ekaterina Karaglanova, 24, who had more than 80,000 followers on Instagram, was discovered with knife wounds last Saturday in her rented apartment in Moscow by a landlord after her parents had been unable to contact her.
In a video released by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the country’s top law enforcement body, Maxim Gareyev allegedly confessed to stabbing Ms Karaglanova “at least five times with a knife in the neck and chest”.
In the footage released on YouTube, the 33-year-old suspect said: “She repeatedly insulted me, humiliated my sexual dignity.
“I could not stand it. I stabbed her at least five times with a knife in her neck and chest. I regret it. I will cooperate with the investigation.”
The circumstances of the confession, and whether the suspect had a lawyer present, are not clear from the video.
After allegedly killing the 24-year-old, Gareyev said he placed her naked body in the suitcase, according to Russian paper Moskovsky Komsomolets.