Gretta Vedler was killed a month after she called the Russian president Vladimir Putin a psychopath. Her corpse has been found in a suitcase more than a year after she went missing.
More than a year later her ex-boyfriend Dmitry Korovin has confessed to strangling her to death. He killed her after a row over money in Moscow unrelated to her political views and analysis of Vladimir Putin’s mind. Korovin told the interrogators that he slept for three nights in a hotel room with Vedler’s corpse which he put in a newly bought suitcase. Korovin later drove that suitcase 300 miles to the Lipetsk region and left in the boot of a car for more than a year. Dmitry kept uploading pictures and messages on her social media, to make friends believe Vedler was still alive, he told detectives.
A male friend, Evgeniy Foster became suspicious and found a friend in Moscow to file a missing person case. That triggered a search that eventually located her body. A video from Russia’s Investigative Committee shows Dmitry allegedly demonstrating how he murdered Gretta Vedler, and making a full confession. Gretta’s prescient postings on the Russian president in January 2021, a month before the model was murdered, are not seen connected to her death but are relaxing in the light of subsequent events.
She wrote, ‘Given the fact that Putin went through a lot of humiliation in childhood, he could not stand up for himself due to his physical form. It is not surprising that he left after law school and joined the KGB.’