New York Police officially dismissed the suicide case of a Russian model Ruslana Korshunova
. Having determined the case was a suicide, American police concealed the main evidence. Before her death Ruslana Korshunova was deprived of her main asset – voluminous hair that earned her the nickname “Russian Rapunzel” in the world fashion industry. Blazing evidence was found by a concierge who works in the Manhattan house where the model used to live. His testimony leaves no doubt that Ruslana was murdered.Ruslana Korshunova died after falling from the balcony of her New York apartment on June 28 2008. The model fell from the ninth floor of the 12-storeyed building on Water Street. The death of the Russian beauty shocked the world. American police initiated a suicide case, but tried to close it a week later. People close to Ruslana were convinced that the model was murdered and demanded additional investigation. Within the last year the case was closed and re-opened several times. No progress was made in the case. The Russian beauty born in Kazahstan hit fashion jackpot by accident. Ruslana’s friend talked her into placing her pictures in a local airline magazine. That was a life changing moment. Debbi Johns, a representative of the American model agency “Models-1,” saw Ruslana’s pictures by sheer accident. Johns was stunned by Ruslana’s magical face, her cat-like features and voluminous hair. Next morning Ruslana’s life changed forever.
The young model was showered with large seven figure contracts. She was working with Christian Dior, Kenzo, and Moshino. By 2008 Korshunova participated in advertising campaigns of DKNY, Christian Dior and Nina Ricci; she appeared on the covers of French Elle and Russian Vogue.
Last July the Russian Cinderella tale came to a horrible end. The dreams of this young beauty ended on the pavement of a central street in New York.
Police has been investigating a “simple” suicide case for over a year. Providing no explanation, the police concealed the case documents from Ruslana’s mother, Valentina Kutenkova. Only last week the model’s mother was invited to New York to read these documents. According to American detectives, a year-long investigation brought no results.
As a reminder, right after the tragedy the police searched the apartment and found no evidence of struggle. This made them believe that it was a suicide. This official verdict caused arguments both in the US and Russia. There were too many things that didn’t add up.