Police confirm Russian model death was suicide
As conspiracy theories flood the internet as to how catwalk model Ruslana Korshunova died, police have ruled that her death was a suicide.
The 20-year-old model was found dead outside her Manhattan apartment building on Saturday afternoon after eyewitnesses told of a body plummeting nine floors from a balcony.
Friends of Korshunova were left in disbelief and doubted that the successful model would have committed suicide, believing she had no reason to end her life.
Kira Titeneva, a home town friend, told the New York Daily News: ‘There’s no way she would have killed herself. She loved life so much.’
According to investigators, there was no sign of a struggle at the apartment and a medical examiner said that Korshunova died from blunt impact injuries.
Conspiracy theories have inundated the web, blaming the Russian mafia. Some theories have suggested the model wanted to get out of the fashion industry but was stopped by underworld mafia bosses who manage some Eastern European models.
However, it seems Korshunova may have been suffering from depression with one blog she wrote posted three months ago reading: ‘I’m so lost. Will I ever find myself?’