Russian TV presenter found dead after ‘being killed with an axe or an airgun’

'It's hard to believe. We mourn together with you. Eternal memory'

Jeff Farrell
Thursday 28 December 2017 12:08 GMT
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Ms Veber's colleagues at Laba TV in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia described the presenter as a 'talented journalist' in a tribute
Ms Veber's colleagues at Laba TV in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia described the presenter as a 'talented journalist' in a tribute (Screengrab/Laba TV)

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The husband of a Russian TV presenter who was found dead at her home, has reportedly been arrested in connection with her death.

Zhanna Veber, 29, was found at the property in the Krasnodar region in southern Russia, which borders both Urkaine and Georgia.

Local media reported that she was killed in front of her nine-year-old son Dmitry.

Police have not released any official statement over her death and reports varied as to whether the murder weapon was an axe or an airgun.

Veber had been separated from her husband Anatoly Leontikov, 36, for two years. He is believed to have turned himself into police after the killing.

Laba TV, the news channel where she worked, posted a tribute video on its website, which described her as a “talented journalist”.

Viewers were quick to leave their own tributes under the video.

“Such a tragedy for the family, loved ones, friends and colleagues. It's hard to believe. We mourn together with you. Eternal memory,” a man called Sergei wrote.

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