A body, suspected to be that of the daughter of a Lukoil top executive, has been found in the Moscow region, RIA Novosti reported a police source as saying on Tuesday. The source said 16-year-old Viktoria Teslyuk, daughter of Robert Teslyuk, was found by the roadside near the town of Taldom, about 100 kilometres north of Moscow “when the snow melted”. “The cause of death of the unknown person has been provisionally established as an open cerebral-brain trauma and fracture of the skull,” the Investigative Committee said in a statement.
Viktoria Teslyuk was reported missing on March 26. The Teslyuk case comes as experts fear that mafia groups are responsible for more Russian businesspeople and their relatives being kidnapped for ransom.