Model, 23, who was killed and stuffed in suitcase appears to predict her own death in unearthed clip
A Russian model who was murdered and put in a suitcase appears to have predicted her own death in a video she secretly filmed days before she disappeared.
Gretta Vedler, 23, was murdered by her “jealous” ex-boyfriend Dmitry Korovin, also 23, who confessed to the crime in March, more than a year after strangling her in a Moscow hotel room.
He told interrogators that he slept next to her corpse for three nights before putting it in a newly bought suitcase and driving her body 300 miles to the Lipetsk region, where he left it in the trunk of a car in his parents’ garage.
He had packed the suitcase with charcoal to cover up the smell and continued to post photos and social media posts of the model to trick friends into believing she was still alive, he told detectives.
Gretta previously made headlines after it was revealed she had been murdered a month after she labeled Vladimir Putin a ‘psychopath’. Though her death had nothing to do with her political beliefs, she eerily said the Russian president had plans to “forge a greater Russia” — seemingly foreshadowing his invasion of Ukraine.
Now, new images have surfaced showing Gretta, who was working as an escort, appeared to be aware of her own eerie fate.
Gretta Vedler (pictured), 23, was murdered by her ‘jealous’ ex-boyfriend Dmitry Korovin, also 23, who confessed to the crime in March this year, more than a year after strangling her in a Moscow hotel room
Korovin (pictured) told interrogators that he slept next to Gretta’s corpse for three nights, before putting it in a newly purchased suitcase and driving her body 300 miles to the Lipetsk region, where he left it in the trunk of a car with his parents. garage
Gretta is seen recording herself on what appears to be a cell phone that she hides under the reception desk, out of sight of the hotel staff.
She can be heard saying, “I’m number 708. I screamed, I was threatened with murder, but no one came to my aid.
The hotel manager says something inaudible before Gretta adds, “Remember his name.”
She then labels friend Dmitry Korovin as her future killer, repeating his name several times, reports the Sun†
The friend she sent the clip to, who was not mentioned by the local media, said: “I have met Korovin several times. I didn’t like him at all.
‘First, it is immediately clear that this person is unpredictable, principled and dangerous.
“Second, I’m sure – he understood perfectly what Gretta was doing.
“But he didn’t stop her. And vice versa, he took advantage of the fact that she was making a lot of money.’
According to friends of Gretta, the model often complained that Korovin would ask her for money and not pay her back. He was said to owe her £15,200, but she refused to break things down.
Korovin told investigators he had argued with Gretta (pictured), who worked as an escort, over her clients the day she died.
He then drove her body 300 miles to the Lipetsk region and left it in the trunk of a car for over a year.
Her friend explained, “Dima had a problem. drugs. Gretta did various remedies with him for a while, but then stopped.’
Korovin told investigators he had argued with Gretta about her clients the day she died.
He claimed he lunged at her and strangled her in a drunken rage and passed out, before waking to find her cold, dead body on the bed.
It was then that he took her in a suitcase to his parents’ garage, 500 kilometers away, where he remained hidden for a year.
An investigator claimed that Korovin, who will undergo a forensic psychiatric examination, told him: ‘I couldn’t bring myself to bury Gretta somewhere in the woods, like some kind of dog.
“We were close to her, I couldn’t do that to her.”
The Russian Federation Commission of Inquiry for the City of Moscow said: “On March 12, 2022, the body of a model who disappeared in Moscow in 2021 was found in the garage of a country house in the city of Lipetsk.
‘The accused was detained in accordance with art. 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation.
During the interrogation, he fully confessed his guilt and explained to the detective that he had strangled his girlfriend as a result of a conflict that had arisen as a result of financial and domestic differences.
Korovin (pictured) continued to post photos and posts on the model’s social media to trick friends into believing she was still alive, he told detectives
“After committing the crime, the suspect hid the body in a suitcase and moved it to the territory of the city of Lipetsk, where he lived.
Today, the investigation is filing a petition with the Presnensky District Court of Moscow for the election of a preventive measure in the form of detention for the accused.
“The criminal investigation is still ongoing.”
Gretta was assassinated a month after she branded Vladimir Putin a “psychopath” and predicted his efforts to “improve the integrity of Russia” would end in tears.
A male friend named Evgeniy Foster – a blogger in Kharkiv, the Ukrainian city devastated by Russian troops – grew suspicious and found a friend in Moscow to file a missing person case, triggering a search that eventually found her body.
A video released by the Russian Commission of Inquiry shows Korovin allegedly demonstrating how he killed the model and making a full confession.
Her prescient reports of Putin in January 2021, a month before she was assassinated, are not seen as related to her death, but are horrifying in light of the ensuing invasion of Ukraine.
She was concerned about his crackdown on protests and what she saw as a desire to forge a greater Russia.
“Given that Putin went through a lot of humiliation in his youth, because of his… [slight] physical form, it is not surprising that after law school he left and joined the KGB,” she wrote.
“Such people are timid and fearful from childhood, afraid of noise and darkness, strangers, so such traits as prudence, restraint and lack of communication are developed early in their character.
“I can only assume that, in my opinion, a clear psychopathy or sociopathy is seen in him.”
She told her followers: “For psychopaths, it is important to constantly experience a sense of fullness and sharpness of life, so they like risk, intense experiences, intense communication, intense activity – an intense and dynamic life.
“Perhaps he really wants to strengthen the integrity of Russia and sincerely wishes the best for the Russians. But can he really do something?’
She made it clear that she had serious doubts.
“I think you know the answer to this question yourself,” she wrote.