A boyfriend killed his beauty queen girlfriend in Russia after fearing her pageant success would cause her to flirt with other men.
The mutilated corpse of Olga Shlyamina, 33, was found in a snow-covered forest in Novodvinsk, northwest Russia, on Thursday.
The mother-of-two had not been seen since she left home five days earlier and her family reported her missing.
Her partner, Vyacheslav, 40, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Olga had recently won a local beauty pageant which reportedly infuriated Vyacheslav over fears she would use the title to woo other men.
The couple’s relationship was described as turbulent with frequent arguments, and Olga’s relatives said she recently appeared troubled.
The pair met after Olga’s two previous failed marriages and were initially loved-up until Vyacheslav became violent, local reports say.
When Olga competed in the local pageant, after which Vyacheslav accused her of flirting with a work colleague.
Before her death, she was looking for a way out of the relationship, friends said.
Her partner allegedly took her for a walk through a forest where he attacked her, beheaded her and hid her body in snow.
Vyacheslav has partially admitted his guilt, saying he hit her and the blow may have killed her, according to local reports.