A 17-year-old naked model had her eyes gouged out and her ears cut off after allegedly being hacked to death by her ‘envious’ drug-fuelled older sister.
Stefania Dubrovina, 17, was killed in the St Petersburg, Russia flat of an unnamed 42-year-old man on February 24.
The young girl’s body was ‘almost ruined by cutting performed by her elder sister, 19-year-old Elizaveta, who is now in detention suspected of murdering her and mutilating her body.
St Petersburg showman Stas Baretsky, 43, said:
‘I had known Stefania for about two years. She was a modest and attractive girl, she took part in my shows. I am shocked.’
Although she posed for naked photographs he denied she had taken part in any porn movies, and also insisted rumours that she worked as an escort girl were untrue.
‘Stefania was never involved in it,’ he said. ‘She was not filmed in porn film either. She simply tried to boost her career in modelling.’
An unnamed female friend told the newspaper that on the night she died she had gone to see a man who has not been identified.
‘It is not 100 per cent proved that she had romantic relations with his man,’ said the friend. ‘We are only sure that this man organised photo sessions for Stefania. She visited him a week before too.’
On 23 February, Stefania’s sister Elizaveta joined her.
A police source told that the three of them had ‘a great party’ and by midnight they ran out of alcohol and the man went out to buy some more.
But as soon the man had shut the door behind him, it is alleged that Elizaveta attacked her sister with a knife.
A police source said the killer cut off the ears of her victims, gouged out her eyes and cut the whole body.
A friend claimed Stefania’s sister was always ‘a bit crazy’ and there were reports she was treated in a psychiatric clinic.
Elizaveta also tried to look as glamorous and ‘copied the image of her younger sister – the same hair colour, the same lipstick’ , according to the newspaper report.
‘There are photographs of both sisters hugging each other but there is no doubt that the elder sister envied the younger one.’
The girls were orphans, part of a larger family whose children were removed from their parents.
Stefania was raised in an orphanage but escaped aged 15 and went on the run for three months.
‘I called Stefania some hours before her death, she was crying. I asked her “what happened?” But she explained nothing. I only understood that she had some problems.’
Earlier last month, Stefania posted a picture of herself with a bottle of wine and a big knife.
Ekaterina Dubrovina, aunt to the sisters, called Stefania’s death a ‘shocking tragedy’.
She said they suffered a nightmare in their childhood.
‘My blood turns to ice. These poor children are not guilty in their gruesome childhood and in all their unhappy life which unfortunately ended for Stefania.’
Stefania captioned her final nude picture on the eve of her death: ‘Happy Defender of the Motherland Day. Our dear, only, beloved and strong men. We love you so much.’