Who is Ekaterina Karaglanova? Instagram influencer found dead in a suitcase in Moscow

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Ekaterina Karaglanova was found dead with her throat slit in a suitcase in her Moscow apartment.

The 24-year-old had recently graduated as a doctor.

Ekaterina Karaglanova’s body was found by her parents in a suitcase in her Moscow apartment
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Who was Ekaterina Karaglanova?

Ekaterina Karaglanova was seen as a Russian Instagram influencer who had more than 85,000 followers.

She had recently graduated as a doctor.

Ms Karaglanova held a residency at a medical school in Moscow and practised as a doctor specialising in dermatology.

She also wrote a travel blog with had thousands of subscribers.

Ekaterina had been a beauty pageant contestant as well as a graduate from the prestigious Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University.

Her body was discovered in her apartment in July 2019 after her family raised the alarm when she failed to contact them for several days.

Police said they were investigating jealousy as a possible motive.

She had recently started a new relationship and had been planning a trip to The Netherlands to mark her birthday on July 30, Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets reports.

Ekaterina Karaglanova had more than 85,000 followers to her Instagram account
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There have been claims that she had started seeing a 52-year-old man, following a break-up from a man aged 32 that she had described as a “wolf”.

But her parents grew concerned when their attempts to contact her in the days leading up to the trip failed.

They are said to have contacted her landlord, requesting to get access to her apartment.

When they were allowed in they discovered a suitcase containing her body in the hallway.

Her throat had been slit.

No weapon was found at the scene and there were no signs of a struggle, police said.

Police said CCTV footage had captured a former boyfriend briefly visiting her property in the days around her disappearance but did not say if this was being investigated further.

One of her friends, Marina Nikitina, told local network Ren TV: “Recently I noticed that she had changed a lot. There was information that somebody did not like her.

She often posted pictures of her travels around Europe
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“She posted, ‘Someone is badly interested in my private life.’”

Ms Karaglanova travelled widely, mainly in Europe and posted pictures of the places she visited across the continent.

Her last post was a picture of the Greek island of Corfu with the caption saying she liked to “travel often, but in each country I spend no more than 3-5 days”.

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