Grim discovery in forest after dominatrix vanished five months ago

·News Reporter
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A murder investigation is underway after the body of a professional dominatrix was found buried in a forest in Siberia.

Ekaterina Plotnikova, 31, went missing five months ago but Russian police did not initially suspect foul play.

Now they are probing a theory that a mystery client was behind the killing.

Her body was found under soil and rubble in a makeshift grave wrapped in bed sheets.

Her mother Larisa Plotnikova, 51, a geography teacher, reported her missing in February and told police she needed daily insulin injections.

The mother was “shocked” to discover from police that her daughter worked as a dominatrix using the name Mistress Stella in Novosibirsk, the country’s third largest city.

Ekaterina Plotnikova's body has been found after she vanished five months ago. Source: East2West/ Australscope
Ekaterina Plotnikova's body has been found after she vanished five months ago. Source: East2West/ Australscope

Police initially believed she had gone on a trip with a client, and refused to launch a criminal investigation.

Investigators tracked her initial route on the day she disappeared and said at the time they “expect and hope she will appear soon and explain the reasons for her absence”.

Her phone was used five days after she left home, and there was reportedly a sighting of her after this.

But the mother accused law enforcement of being “inactive” and failing to look for the her daughter when there was a chance of her being found alive.

“Naturally, I did not know about such details of her life,” said Ms Plotnikova.

“I learned about this from the police. My daughter told me that she worked in a beauty parlour providing electrolysis services.”

Ms Plotnikova's body was found in a wooded area about 30km from her home. Source: East2West/ Australscope
Ms Plotnikova's body was found in a wooded area about 30km from her home. Source: East2West/ Australscope

In fact she offered clients “dominatrix” services “taking into account the limits”, according to her advertisements.

“Please understand I am her mother….the main thing for me is to find her, everything else is unimportant," Ms Plotnikova said before her daughter's body was found.

In April, law enforcement stepped up their investigation, and her body was found this week in a forest 33km from her home, buried in a makeshift grave.

Police have not established the cause of death.

She said investigators had told her the body was definitely her daughter’s.

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