Facebook Memorial Set Up for Slain Estonian Model

Regina Soosalu, left. (Facebook)
7/14/2014 12:15 PM
Category: Society

The friends of murdered Estonian model Regina Soosalu have created a Facebook page in her memory, following the discovery of her body on an island near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Soosalu's body was discovered July 1 on Pulau Rawa, an island off the east coast of Johor. She was initially thought to have drowned, but wounds were discovered on her body, and the police reclassified it as a homicide.

Soosalu’s boyfriend, Tunku Alang Reza, who Malaysian media report has connections to the royal family, was detained by police along with six others. They were all believed to be present on the island when her body was discovered. Two of the suspects were released on Tuesday after police recorded their statements.

The Facebook page is called "In Loving Memory Of Regina Soosalu 7/Dec/1984 - 1/Jul/2014" (link here), and features testimonials and tributes from family and friends. As of this morning, it had received 2,160 "likes".

Soosalu, 29, and Reza, 28, had been involved in a drug case earlier this year. They were arrested in January and charged with possession of 5.84 grams of marijuana. In their court hearing in May, the two pleaded not guilty, and were released after paying 7,000 Malaysian ringgits - roughly equivalent to 1,600 euros.

The police are now awaiting a coroner's report before proceeding with the case. Soosalu’s body will be released to her family in Estonia after the examination is completed.


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