Mystery as missing reality TV star, 28, is found dead in river weeks after vanishing as cops fear she was MURDERED | The Sun

A MISSING reality TV star has been found dead in a river weeks after she vanished as cops fear she was murdered.

Anastasia Kochervey, 28, disappeared earlier this month and stopped answering any phone calls or messages.

A body was found in a river in St Petersburg on August 13.

On Wednesday, detectives said they believe the woman is Russian reality TV star Anastasia and her family have been informed.

Police said she was found in her underwear, RT reports.

An investigation has been launched into her death, with cops probing whether she was murdered.

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Anastasia starred on Dom-2, a reality dating show where you build a house while trying to find a partner, and Let's Get Married.

First airing in 2004, Dom-2 is one of the longest-running reality shows in Russian TV history.

Fellow reality TV star Olesya Malibu said Anastasia had recently got into trouble with a man in Moscow who had reportedly threatened to kill her.

Olesya reportedly made contact with Anastasia a few weeks ago after she sold her apartment and moved to St Petersburg.

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She said she seemed "normal" during their last call – but added that she "knew it would end this way".

Pal Alexander Benkhin paid tribute to Anastasia and described her as a "talented" woman.

He said the reality TV star was disabled as a youngster and unable to walk, but her determination and "stubbornness" meant she learned how to walk – and even ventured into bodybuilding.

Alexander said: "Anastasia was a talented girl… she got a job in a real estate company in Dubai, and she succeeded." 

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