Mystery as TV star turned sex worker found dead in underwear after vanishing

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A top Russian reality TV star who went missing earlier this month has been found dead in a river wearing nothing but underwear, according to reports.

Anastasia Kochervey, who starred in the Russian Dom-2 reality dating show, was located in a river in St Petersburg on August 13.

Police confirmed that they believe the body is that of the Russian, who appeared in the dating show where you're tasked with building a home while trying to find someone to live in it with.

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According to local reports, she was found in her underwear, and an investigation into her death has been launched.

It has not yet been confirmed that the death was a murder, but it is an line of inquiry.

According to a post in Russian Telegram news channel 112: “The girl stopped communicating last week, and three days ago, the mother of the missing woman wrote a statement to the police.

“The body of 29-year-old Anastasia was found in the river without clothes.

“The investigators also established from the billing that the phone had been in the Moscow region all this time and was turned on .”

The channel also claimed that she had, in recent years, turned to sex work and was charging around £700 (50,000 rubles) per night.

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She was doing it to pay for treatment for her mother, who had cancer.

Speaking about it in 2018, she said: "I am not proud of it, but at least I have a living mother and for me this is a gift from God."

According to reports at the time, she was paid twice for sex with strangers, and also pawned her bling to local pawn shops.

And in 2018, she claimed to have been arrested in Turkey while buying clothes in a shop.

She was pregnant at the time, but it didn't stop inmates from "beating" her up.

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She claimed: "They took me into a local prison and tried to make me sign some papers written in Turkish but I did not do so. In the prison, I accidentally pushed one of the inmate girls.

"She and her friend attacked me and beat me up savagely.

“I shouted to them that I was pregnant and tried to explain this using gesticulation but they beat me up anyway.”

The woman had only just moved to the area, having sold her apartment in another part of Russia last month.

She had around 145,000 followers on Instagram, but hadn't posted for more than a year.

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Fans had been paying tribute to her on her last post.

One wrote: “You will forever remain in my heart.”

And another added: “Bright, pure, little girl – what a pity.”

A third wrote: “She was a smart girl, she knew how to make money and live beautifully.”

Friend Alexander Benkhin joined in the tributes to her in local media, calling her a “talented woman”.

He said: “Anastasia was a talented girl… she got a job in a real estate company in Dubai, and she succeeded.”

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