Police are working to unravel the complex private life of a TV doctor who was found naked and dead in a hotel.
Anna Ambartsumyan, who commented on the sex lives of celebrities, was found on a bed in a five-star hotel in Moscow with no obvious signs of foul play.
But many who knew her say she was unlikely to have taken her own life and feared debt collectors, who were calling “20 times a day”.
Detectives are now trying to piece together the 27-year-old’s life and the mystery surrounding her death.
Mrs Ambartsumyan was a trained psychologist, sexologist and claimed to also be a psychic.
She is believed to have recorded “spicy videos with men who fell under her spell”, according to Life news outlet in Russia.
A postmortem is underway as investigators seek to identify a mystery male visitor to her suite at Peter I Hotel hours before her body was discovered.
The TV personality – who called herself ‘the queen’ -‘boasted a number of wealthy admirers and had been gifted two Bentleys and an Aston Martin, as well as luxury apartments in central Moscow, reports say.
“Luxurious gifts are easy to give under the influence of passion, but offended or jealous lovers may try to demand them back,” reported Life.
“Ambartsumyan foresaw this and could resort to blackmail, recording spicy videos with men who fell under her spell and controlling them in this way.”
Recently she was linked with a rumoured mafia king from her native St Petersburg who evidently gifted her a penthouse in Moscow shortly before she died.
Earlier she was linked in the media to a Red-to-Riches businessman with connections to Britain.
She was also reported to be married.
“Given the dangerous games that the ‘queen’ played in recent years, it is easy to assume that someone wanted the death of the psychic girl,” said Life.
There were claims that demands for money were being made by debt collectors shortly before her death.
Yet friends have insisted she had “no enemies”.
One, Darya Bakhireva, told Moscow24: “She did not complain to me about the debt collectors, didn’t mention it.
“She did not borrow – that was her rule.
“In addition, she is from a wealthy family and she herself also earned a lot.”
She also flatly dismissed suggestions Mrs Ambartsumyan – a qualified doctor – may have overdosed on drugs.
“If it was drugs, then it was outside interference, someone pumped her, because Anya did not use them.
“She was against drugs, always saying they were the evil of the 21st century.
“I do not believe that this is suicide.
“She was a very cheerful, optimistic person.”
Other reports highlight that she is the third pundit on a popular TV show called ‘Let Them Talk’ to die in quick succession.
Last month TV presenter Yulia Norkina, 52, died suddenly from what was initially described as a heart attack.
Artist Sergei Zagraevsky, 55, a frequent contributor, died on July 4 from ‘acute cardiovascular failure’.
Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper called her death the “curse” of the TV show, presented by Dmitry Borisov.
She was found dead on Saturday with a Prada handbag and black dress on the bed beside her naked body.