A Ukrainian interpreter has been discovered lifeless together with her arms cuffed behind her again and a plastic bag over her head at her residence in Turkey.
Kristina Novitskaya, 30, was found at her residence within the Bodrum resort on the Aegean coast on Saturday. She had died a number of days earlier.
The entrance door was locked with the important thing inside, the home windows had been additionally secured from the within and there was no hint of any wrestle.
Native police say the principle line inquiry is suicide, however her associates say that ‘life-loving’ and ‘cheerful’ Ms Novitskaya wouldn’t have ended her personal life.
Nevertheless, they added that she was ‘secretive’ about her personal life in Turkey, the place she lived and labored as an interpreter and dance teacher.
Kristina Novitskaya, 30, was found at her residence within the Bodrum resort on the Aegean coast on Saturday. She had died a number of days earlier
Ms Novitskaya, 30, is believed to have killed herself, by native police however her associates say it can’t be
An ambulance pulling out of the residence advanced in Bodrum after Ms Novitskaya was found on Saturday
Ms Novitskaya lived in Bodrum and labored as an interpreter and dance teacher
Ukrainian press spoke to associates of Ms Novitskaya who say it’s not potential she would have killed herself
‘We don’t imagine that she dedicated suicide,’ a pal informed Obozrevatel media in Kyiv.
Stories say Turkish police imagine she had turn into depressed at a scarcity of labor because of the pandemic, but the exact explanation for dying has not been revealed.
After her household, associates and neighbours couldn’t attain her, they alerted police. Her physique was present in a sitting place on a chair in the midst of the room.
She was handcuffed, and a plastic bag was on her head, say reviews.
Ropes, charcoal, and a shawl had been additionally discovered on the scene however no explanation for dying has been introduced thus far.
The corpse has been despatched to the Institute of Forensic Drugs for an post-mortem.
The door was locked from inside, and a key was contained in the keyhole, say reviews citing Turkish police.
Home windows had been locked and there was no hint of a combat. A video exhibits the outside of her residence, and the safety guards’ workplace on the advanced.
Ms Novitskaya was a graduate of Kiev Nationwide Linguistic College the place she studied oriental languages.
She spoke Turkish fluently and labored as knowledgeable interpreter.
‘She was an extremely variety, open-hearted, candy one who would by no means get right into a battle and at all times helped others,’ mentioned a pal from her scholar days.
‘She was fairly secretive about her personal life. Everybody who knew Kristina is deeply shocked. We don’t imagine that she dedicated suicide.’
One other pal mentioned: ‘True she did not put up about her love life on social media, however she was at all times so open, so energetic and glad.’
Ms Novitskaya posing for a social media put up
Ms Novitskaya posing on a balcony
The buddies dismissed as ‘unusual’ the reviews that she had turn into depressed, solitary and suicidal over the pandemic.
They hinted at a VIP affiliate in Turkey however gave no particulars.
‘This can be a unusual model certainly,’ mentioned one pal. ‘Kristina had household, and her mom is in Kiev. There was at all times one other path to take which was to return residence. Turkey had fairly a spell of vigorous occasions when vacationers returned in summer season, Kristina would have discovered a job.
‘I do not imagine in these variations. I believe they’re making an attempt to cowl up for somebody essential.’
Turkish police reported that CCTV cameras confirmed no visits since a meals supply on 31 December. Her physique was discovered on Saturday.
Her mom was travelling to Turkey from Kyiv.