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A biochemist at the St. Petersburg Technical Institute, Ekaterina Antontseva, 34, is suspected to have died on Thursday, with her killer suspected to have used her thumb to reach her phone.
Last week, the police said she was reportedly strangled.
She was 34 years old.
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Antontseva worked part-time as a model in addition to her work as a scientist.
On Monday, on suspicion of murder, a male video game enthusiast identified only as Artyom, 36, was detained.
The severed thumb of Antontseva was reportedly discovered at Artyom’s home.
In order to gain access to her phone, the perpetrator reportedly used the fingerprint from which he sent messages saying she was feeling sick and would not come to work.
He is also suspected to have deleted communications between the victim and himself. One explanation is that he owed money to the woman and that they were fighting about repaying it. Gaps in the doors and windows of Antontseva ‘s flat were allegedly sealed after the murder to prevent the odor from being heard by neighbors.
According to pdmnews.ru, the head of microbiological synthesis at the institute where Antontseva worked, Dr. Mark Shamtsyan, said:
“We all grieve very much. She was a very good person, very sympathetic.
“We all loved and respected her, and now it’s hard to talk about it. This is all unexpected for us.
“She… loved her work, she liked working with students. She was a good researcher and teacher.
“She worked for us part-time [but] was absent at a time when she should not be.
“When we realized… we began to look for her, it was already Friday. “And on the weekend we received information from the investigating authorities.”
A murder investigation is now being undertaken by Russia’s Investigating Committee.