WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: A woman has been accused of dismembering her popular rapper husband before allegedly placing his organs in a washing machine.
Marina Kukhal, 36, claims the father of her child, Alexander Yushko, 30, who performed under the pseudonym Andy Cartwright, died of a drug overdose, according to local news outlets in St Petersburg, Russia.
She said she found a syringe next to his body and that he had become addicted to drugs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Police said the mum told detectives she did not want his fans to know he had died such an “inglorious” death and dismembered his body over four days.
Officers found five plastic bags containing Yushko’s body and seized a knife, cutting board and a plastic box from their shared apartment where they lived with their two-year-old child, who was present at the time, police said.
New shocking claims reported by BAZA news outlet suggests the rapper's internal organs were cleaned in a washing machine after he died.
The limbs were sawn “perfectly” and the body parts sprinkled with salt, with some being kept in the fridge, according to reports.
It’s believed police learnt of the incident from a lawyer who said the woman had called him to say she had chopped up the body in order to hide it, but no longer knew what to do.
Russia’s Investigative Committee, a law enforcement agency that handles probes into serious crimes, said it was working to establish the cause of the man’s death.
Yushko’s friends said he had alcohol problems but did not take drugs.
Newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda said no drugs were found on the rapper’s body, citing sources.
Kukhal has been detained by police and is expected to undergo a polygraph test as part of the murder probe.
The investigation continues.
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