A BALLERINA from the world well-known Bolshoi Theatre was dismembered and dissolved in sulphuric acid after a blackmailer threatened to disclose nude photographs, cops consider.
Russian detectives are reported to be following a new lead in a long-running probe into the disappearance of dancer Olga Demina, 25, six years in the past.
Olga Demina, 25, vanished in Russia in 2014[/caption]
She was a ballet dancer with the world well-known Bolshoi Theatre[/caption]
Olga is believed to have been killed after she was the sufferer of a sting operation by a person possessing “sexually compromising” photos of her.
Malkhaz Dzhavoev, 40, variously described because the dancer’s “supervisor” and “lover”, has been named because the prime suspect.
He was detained in Moscow in 2017 after he was extradited on an Interpol warrant from Germany the place he had fled from Russia, posing as a Kurdish refugee.
He was lately jailed for 5 and a half years for fraud involving a flat belonging to the ballerina’s boyfriend Alexey Fetisov, and he’s additionally suspected of Olga’s homicide.
‘THROWN IN A WELL’
Now a regulation enforcement official has advised Komsomolskaya Pravda that Dzhavoev “let slip” that Olga’s corpse “was dismembered and dissolved in acid” with her stays most likely thrown in a nicely close to a lake.
The supply mentioned: “Search work is underway there now.
“Sulphuric acid does dissolve all the pieces to zero.
“Some physique fragments must be preserved. However they nonetheless must be discovered.”
Instantly earlier than she vanished, Dzhavoev had taken her on a visit out of Moscow to bounce for a gaggle of businessmen at a nightclub.
Dzhavoev and his father purchased sulphuric acid from an industrial supply, it was reported.
Prime suspect Malkhaz Dzhavoev, seen along with his spouse and little one[/caption]
He has variously been described as Olga’s ‘supervisor’ and ‘lover’[/caption]
Olga is claimed to have feared compromising photographs would seem on-line[/caption]
Final 12 months, a cranium was found near the place Dzhavoev’s cell sign was registered on the evening Olga went lacking – however it was discovered to not be linked to the case.
The ballerina’s mom Elena Demina mentioned: “Investigators advised me new data appeared within the case.
“The killer murdered her after which dismembered the corpse…then he dissolved elements of the corpse in acid.”
The mom advised how earlier than her demise the dancer had paid massive sums of cash to Dzhavoev.
“Shortly earlier than her demise she bought her Peugeot automobile. She went to promote it with Malkhaz, he took the cash.
“Olga additionally had loans in her identify – and gave the cash to Malkhaz.
“She was utterly at his mercy.”
She had evidently feared “sexually compromising” photos of her would seem on-line – and regardless of paying cash to forestall this, the photographs had been posted.
The felony case into Demina’s disappearance alleges: “Whereas within the condominium on the evening of August 20, 2014, Dzhavoev allegedly attacked Demina and dedicated premeditated homicide.”
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Dzhavoev’s lawyer has denied any wrongdoing by his shopper, and claimed the ballerina might have fled overseas residing on the proceeds of a housing rip-off.
“We now have data that Olga Demina was lengthy dreaming of leaving Russia and arranging her private life overseas,” mentioned a member of his authorized workforce.
Her household say she was swindled out of cash from a housing deal shortly earlier than she vanished.
Olga had bought her automobile and brought out loans shortly earlier than her demise[/caption]
Her mom mentioned police have advised her there may be new data within the case[/caption]
Olga has not been seen for six years[/caption]