Rapper Andy Cartwright was found dead after he was allegedly killed and cut up by wife Marina Kukha, while at home with their two-year-old son in St Petersburg, Russia.
Some reports also allege that the Marina’s mother was also involved in the 30-year-old’s death, with detectives ordering that she doesn’t leave the city.
Kukha told detectives that she did not want his fans to know he had died of a drugs overdose which described as such an “inglorious” death.
The 36-year-old told officers she used a knife, hammer, hacksaw, plastic bowl and chopping board to dismember his body over four days, and stored body parts in black plastic bags and her fridge
It is claimed she cleaned his internal organs in a washing machine and had sawn his limbs ‘perfectly’ before sprinkling them with salt.
Russian police say they have opened a murder probe into the death of the star, whose real name was Alexander Yushko, originally from Ukraine.
The widow was detained and is expected to undergo a polygraph test as part of the murder probe.
She claimed she found a syringe next to his body.
He had become addicted to hard drugs during the pandemic, she told his fans on social media.
Forensic tests are underway in an attempt to establish the cause of death.
The widow had also thoroughly cleaned their apartment on main street Nevsky Prospect in St Petersburg, it was reported.
The man’s friends said he had alcohol problems but did not take drugs.
Kukha’s lawyer Irina Skurtu, who had urged the wife to go to police over the dismembering, denied reports that she put body parts in the washing machine.
She also disputed that the rapper’s mother-in-law had been involved.
Newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda said no drugs were found on the rapper’s body, citing sources.
The investigation continues.