Russian Instagram influencer found dead with stab wounds stuffed in suitcase at her own Moscow apartment


An Instagram influencer in Russia who has collective tens of thousands of followers has been exposed dead, packed in a suitcase in her own Moscow apartment days after uploading vacation photos from an expedition to the Greek island of Corfu.

Ekaterina Karaglanova’s body was found Friday after family members reached out to her landlord after not hearing from the 24-year-old in some days.

When the landlord unlocked the front door of the apartment for the 24-year-old’s parents, a big suitcase with Karaglanova’s legs sticking out was positioned in the entry. The 24-year-old was also apparently wearing only lace garters and had stab injuries on her cheek and chest areas.

The 24-year-old lived in an apartment on Pyryena Street in Moscow for numerous years, where she joined medical school before recently graduating in addition to running a personal travel blog, Russian daily Moskovsky Komsomolets described.

Previous month she posted on Instagram the day she received her diploma, writing “We did it! These 6 years have not been for us an easy walk, but a real race for survival with obstacles.”

Russian police told the news channel they are considering that jealousy was a possible motive for the killing after the 24-year-old newly started a new relationship with a “much older” man. Karaglanova had a holiday planned to The Netherlands with her new boyfriend to celebrate her birthday on July 30, MK stated.

Authorities also distinguished that there were no signs of struggle or a weapon discovered in the apartment.

In her final post on July 22, she penned about how while she likes to travel “often” she didn’t like to spend any more than three to five days in a site.

“But the impressions of such short trips remain the brightest,” she wrote. “I remember in detail every trip, all beautiful places, funny stories.”

In addition to her last trip, the 24-old would regularly share her travels to Europe and the Middle East.

At the time of her death, the 24-year-old had 84,000 followers.


The 24-year-old’s ex-boyfriend was seen on investigation video arriving at the apartment and then parting several hours later a few days before family observed she was missing, the BBC described.

Russian police told MK the ex-boyfriend may have escaped to a secret location in Europe after her killing.

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Erric Ravi
Erric Ravi
Erric Ravi is an entrepreneur, speaker & the founder of Storify News and Gurgaon Times of India He is the Co-Founder of The Storify News Times. Forbes calls him a top influencer of Chief Marketing Officers and the world’s top social marketing talent. Entrepreneur lists him among 50 online marketing influencers to watch. has him on the list of 20 digital marketing experts to follow on Twitter. Oanalytica named him #1 Global Content Marketing Influencer. BizHUMM ranks him as the world’s #1 business blogger.

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