ZACHARY ROGERS | The National Desk, March 17th 2022
WASHINGTON (TND) — A young Russian model who has been missing for over a year has reportedly been found dead, her body stashed in a suitcase.
Gretta Vedler, 23, initially went missing after going on a social media tirade against Russian President Vladimir Putin in Jan. 2021 and was killed a month after her Instagram post was made, The Mirror reports. Her body remained undiscovered until now.
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,” Vedler reportedly wrote in her post. “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… I can only assume, in my opinion, a clear psychopathy or sociopathy is seen in him.
Gretta Vedler, 23, was killed one month after she posted on social media calling Vladimir Putin a “psychopath” and forecasting his drive to “enhance the integrity of Russia” would end in tears
Vedler reportedly wrote her post as she was concerned over Putin’s crackdown response to protests and his apparent desire to enlargen Russia, concerns which the recent invasion of Ukraine seemingly validate.
While the timing of her death being so close to her critical post is “chilling in the light of subsequent events,” according to The Mirror, the publication does report her murder is seemingly not connected to any state action. Reportedly, her “jealous” ex-boyfriend is the culprit.
According to The Daily Star, Vedler’s ex-boyfriend Dmitry Korovin, 23, confessed to strangling the model to death and the murderous act was actually over money, or so Korovin claims.
Korovin reportedly told authorities he stuffed Vedler’s body into a suitcase and slept in a hotel room with it for three days. The Independent reports Korovin told authorities he then drove the body to another location 300 miles away and left the suitcase in the trunk of the vehicle, which is where it was discovered on Sunday.
The ex-boyfriend then kept up the illusion Vedler was still alive by continuing to post to her social media after killing her, he reportedly told authorities.
The Independent reports it was Vedler’s friend Evgeniy Foster, a blogger from Ukraine, who initially became suspicious and asked a contact in Russia to file a missing person’s report.
After the body was found, Korovin was reportedly made to demonstrate how he committed the murder and then also confess to Russia’s investigative committee.
While Korovin has confessed to the murder according to authorities, no other evidence in the case has been presented yet.
The victim’s body seems to be the only solid piece of evidence at this time.