A white morgue worker has been fired after it was discovered that he had performed necrophilia on the corpse of a murdered reality TV star. Oksana Aplekaeva was murdered in 2008 and her killer has never been found, but police in Russia received new information.
They exhumed her body and carried out new and more detailed forensic tests on her body. Those tests revealed that she had been sexually violated after her death and DNA led investigators to point the finger at a morgue technician identified only as Alexander, 37. Speaking after he was fired, he said: ‘I could not argue against science. I have not been able to find a job for three months.’
He said that his wife has now left him and changed her phone number so he can’t contact her. Aplekaeva was the star of Russia’s top reality show Dom-2 and her was found by a lorry driver on the side of a motorway.
There is no evidence to suggest that he interfered with other corpses during the 12 years that he worked at the morgue. Russian media report that Alexander cannot be punished for his deed, as there is no law in Russian legislation that deals with such incidents. Police underline that Alexander did not have anything to do with Aplekaeva’s murder. The still-unidentified killer is believed to have thrown Miss Aplekaeva out of a moving car and then returned to the scene, an undisclosed location in Russia, to cover up the body.