Russian private detective is detained after fiancée dies

Russian private detective is detained after his glamorous fiancée was found with fatal gunshot wounds in his luxury penthouse

  • Irina Semakova was found with fatal gunshot wounds at her fiancé’s apartment
  • Andrey Kostenko fled the scene of the attack and didn’t call for medical help 
  • Kostenko, 38, is being held under house arrest pending further investigations 

A top Russian private detective has been detained after his glamorous fiancée was found with fatal gunshot wounds in his luxury St Petersburg apartment.

Irina Semakova, 33, fell into a coma and died ten days later.

The mother-of-one suffered serious head wounds from close range shots with a ‘non-lethal’ gun in the penthouse of Andrey Kostenko, 38, the owner of private detective agency Status.

Russian private detective Andrey Kostenko has been detained after his fiancée (pictured with him) was found with fatal gunshot wounds


Irina Semakova, 33, fell into a coma and died ten days after she was found shot in Kostenko’s penthouse apartment

He fled the scene after the attack and did not call for medical help, according to multiple reports. 

The woman was found after she had lain wounded for six hours before her worried mother came to check on her after she stopped answering calls, they stated.


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A criminal case for attempted murder has been launched, reported Fontanka, based on law enforcement sources. 

The private detective is being held under house arrest pending further investigations.

The mother-of-one (pictured with her son from a previous relationship) suffered serious head wounds from close range shots with a ‘non-lethal’ gun

The private detective (above) is being held under house arrest pending further investigations

A friend quoted by the Russian media said: ‘She had been waiting for him to return from work, and cooked dinner.

‘Her son from a previous relationship was with her mother… then something went wrong.’

She was ‘beaten’ and suffered head wounds before the shooting, said the friend.

‘She had been lying like that in the flat for six hours.’

Semakova was found after she had lain wounded for six hours before her worried mother came to check on her

Kostenko reportedly fled the scene after the attack and did not call for medical help for Semakova (above)

After starting a relationship with Kostenko, she had changed her social media status to say ‘happy as never before’.

Kostenko told newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda: ‘What happened between me and Irina? Nothing. It just hurts me and I feel bad.’

His detective agency is well known for identifying unfaithful spouses, finding lost people, locating stole cars, and tracking down divorcees who failed to pay alimony.

After starting a relationship with Kostenko, she had changed her social media status to say ‘happy as never before’

 

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