New images of the Ukrainian model who was hacked to death inside an upmarket condominium in Thailand have emerged, indicating that she dressed like a pin-up model and was reportedly influenced by Marilyn Monroe.
Alona Savchenko, 24, was found severely slashed and dismembered with a saw in Bangkok’s Bang Kho Laem area on Monday, prompting the arrest of her Polish businessman lover, Jan Jerzy Lagoda-Filippow.
Lagoda-Filippow, 25, was captured mere hours later while attempting to cross the border into Cambodia after reportedly asking a cab driver to help him dispose of his girlfriend’s body using Google Translate, according to ViralPress.
Lagoda-Filippow runs a London-registered advertising agency, and Savchenko is said to have done photoshoots for him and others.
Savchenko was photographed in a number of gorgeous locations in London, Rome, Valencia, and Istanbul in the months preceding up to her terrible murder.
The fresh-faced model flaunts her wavy blonde curls and hourglass body in a slew of steamy pictures.
One of the photographs depicts Savchenko in a plunging lilac gown in front of a wall of pink blooms.
In another, she is wearing a strapless top with a dreamy smile on her face and delicate curls reminiscent of her movie star idol, Marilyn Monroe.
When she wasn’t starring in photoshoots and jet-setting across the world, Savchenko worked as a marketing specialist for an Estonian corporation, according to her LinkedIn page.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Zaporizhzhia National University in Ukraine last year and finished a three-month course in international business at Guangdong University of Finance in China.
Savchenko formerly worked as a social media content developer and an English instructor.
Thai officials have not provided any information about the model’s gruesome murder.
They said Savchenko and her partner checked into the high-end Bangkok condominium on April 29, and surveillance video showed them smiling and conversing in the corridor as recently as last Friday.
Lagoda-Filippow was caught on CCTV leaving the building with a luggage without Savchenko on Monday afternoon.
Following a tip from a taxi driver hired by Lagoda-Filippow, building personnel and police entered the couple’s flat on the 32nd floor and discovered the 24-year-old Savchenko slain on a bed beneath a blanket.
The victim, whose face was covered in blood, was allegedly stabbed in the chest and nearly beheaded. Her hand had likewise been severed at the wrist.
A blood-stained saw was discovered near the victim’s body by police.
Surachai Sabaibang, Lagoda-Filippow’s cabbie, told detectives that the Polish citizen requested him to take him to a casino and then used his phone’s Google Translate function to communicate with him.