Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By COLIN HURST news@sun­

A PRETTY stu­dent has been found be­headed at a pop­u­lar beauty spot.

Vik­to­ria Povesma, 20, went miss­ing af­ter a night out with friends, and later her sev­ered head was found in a plas­tic bag.

A 29-year-old man with a his­tory of sex at­tacks has been held over the girl’s hor­rific mur­der, af­ter he con­fessed to the killing, ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports.


Vik­to­ria, a stu­dent at Tomsk State Uni­ver­sity of Ar­chi­tec­ture and Con­struc­tion – was last seen at Lagerny Gar­den on July 29 af­ter go­ing out with friends.

Her par­ents re­ported her miss­ing on Sun­day, and later that day her sev­ered head was found be­side a pond in the Botanic Gar­dens at Tomsk, Rus­sia, around one mile from her last known lo­ca­tion.

Law en­force­ment of­fi­cials said yes­ter­day that her re­main­ing body parts had also been dis­cov­ered.

Ear­lier, there were pleas on so­cial me­dia to help find Vik­to­ria.

She was de­scribed as hav­ing blond hair with green eyes.

When she went miss­ing she was wear­ing jeans with holes in the knees, white Ree­bok train­ers with blue and red stripes, a black T-shirt with the word ‘Wild’ printed on the front, and a grey cardi­gan.

She car­ried a black back­pack which was dis­cov­ered dur­ing the po­lice search. Her Sam­sung cell phone was switched off.

Vik­to­ria had been look­ing for­ward to meet­ing her school friends on July 30 but never turned up.

A state­ment from the re­gional branch of the In­ves­tiga­tive Com­mit­tee said Vik­tora “went for a walk and did not come back.

“On Sun­day her par­ents re­ported her miss­ing and later on July 31 by the bank of a pond in the Botanic Gar­dens a sev­ered head was found”.

Lo­cals ex­pressed hor­ror yes­ter­day at Vik­to­ria’s bru­tal killing.

“This girl is al­most a child – th­ese beasts,” said one on so­cial me­dia.

An­other said there were “so many deaths in the Botanic Gar­dens”.

GAR­DENS OF DEATH: Vik­to­ria ( right) was found at beauty spot

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