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Death Of Jailed Russian Tycoon's Wife In London Remains A Mystery

Anish Vij

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Death Of Jailed Russian Tycoon's Wife In London Remains A Mystery

The death of 51-year-old Irina Izmestiev, wife of former Russian senator Igor Ismestyev, still remains a mystery after her body was found in her £15 million mansion in west London.

Izmestieva’s death is currently being investigated by the Inner West London Coroner’s Office, reports The Telegraph.

Coroner's Officer Zuzanna Janica told the publication that it could take a further four to six weeks to conclude what actually caused the death.

Mrs Izmestieva moved to the UK in 2007 after her husband, a member of Russian parliament, was arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Credit: East2West News
Credit: East2West News

Igor Izmestiev was found guilty of leading a criminal gang as well as plotting several murders, despite protesting his innocence.

Oxana Mason, a close friend of the mother-of-two, said that her friends and family were 'all shocked' by the incident.

Last month, she confirmed that they were still waiting for the news from the coroner so she could organise the funeral of her late friend.

She said: “The coroner didn’t tell us anything so we are waiting for their report, there was only a quick phone call saying that they are still investigating...that they are waiting for the result."

Ignor Ismestyev. Credit: East2West News
Ignor Ismestyev. Credit: East2West News

Yevgeny Chichvarkin, a Russian businessman and exile living in London, has said on Facebook he wants MI5 to conduct a full investigation into Izmestieva's death and suspected foul play.

Chichvarkin was said to be a neighbour of Ms Izmestieva between 2009 and 2013 and wrote that she was 'a very healthy person'.

However, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson told LADbible they are not treating the death as suspicious.

The full statement read: "Passing police officers were flagged down at around 19:00hrs on Friday, 12 November by a woman concerned for the welfare of an occupant at a residential address in Cottesmore Gardens W8. 

"Officers gained entry through a basement window and found a woman unresponsive.

"LAS attended and the woman, aged in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

"Next of kin are aware. 

"The death is not being treated as suspicious."

"The Coroner has been informed."

Featured Image Credit: East2West News

Topics: Russia, World News

Anish Vij
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