A woman found dead up to her neck in Russia a week after her living funeral was seated in a lotus position with an animal-ravaged head
- A woman was found dead in a Yuntolovsky reserve forest near St. Petersburg
- It was likely that the woman was alive when she was dug into the ground
- Police said the woman was unable to break free after her funeral
A woman "buried alive only head above the ground" sat upright and cross-legged as if she were in the lotus position with animals ravaging her head.
The mysterious victim, around 40 years old, was left to die a week ago in a Yuntolovsky reserve forest near St. Petersburg, Russia.
The police are investigating whether the funeral was completely criminal or whether it had a religious or ritual significance.
Some reports suggest that the funeral is reminiscent of an ancient Russian execution tradition that was carried out on women who murdered their husbands.
A woman "buried alive only with her head above the ground" in a Yuntolovsky reserve forest near St. Petersburg, Russia, sat upright, cross-legged as if in a lotus position, her head devastated by animals
It was likely that the woman was alive when she was dug into the ground. Pictured: the hole where the victim was buried
It is believed that wounds on her face were caused by birds or other animals after they died.
Gold chains and a pendant were reportedly found in their bags and socks.
It was likely that the woman was alive when she was dug into the ground.
Police said the woman was unable to break free after her funeral.
Images from the gruesome scene were revealed by mash online media, which have close links with law enforcement agencies.
The police are investigating whether the funeral was entirely criminal or whether it had a religious or ritual significance. Pictured: the forest in which she was found
The woman's body was found 500 meters from a main road that connects the suburb of Yuntolovo with St. Petersburg. Pictured: the street near which the woman's body was found
A 36-year-old man walking in the forest discovered the macabre remains, police said.
Sources told Fontanka News Agency that the woman may have died of strangulation, but further checks are underway.
Her body had been sent for an autopsy.
The woman was found half-buried in a forest between St. Petersburg and the suburb of Yuntolovo, where more than 10,000 people live.
The body was located 500 meters from a highway that connected the city to the suburb.
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