Woman lay dead in her bath at Dubai flat for two months
The mystery of a young brain tumour sufferer who disappeared in the UAE was solved yesterday.
Her husband revealed she was found dead at her ground-floor flat two months after she was reported missing.
Ekaterina Kovalik, 29, is thought to have died around January 22.
After no one had heard from her in weeks, her worried mum, who looks after Ekaterina’s seven-year-old daughter in her home town in Uzbekistan, found a friend in Dubai who helped lodge a missing person case at the end of March.
They also contacted 7DAYS in an appeal for information to find her.
Yesterday, Ekaterina’s husband, Ezeem, said his wife’s body was found slumped in a bath at her apartment shortly afterwards.
Kovalik, who was forced to leave Dubai a year ago, said: “Ekaterina was ill and was trying to go to Uzbekistan where treatment was much cheaper and to see our daughter.
But she died alone.
“The last time I spoke to her on the telephone was January 22. After that I kept phoning and sending emails but there was nothing.
“I called the police, to report her missing. Eventually with the help of a schoolfriend of my wife’s, a police case was raised on March 27.
“I had to send them our marriage certificate and our daughter’s birth certificate for them to open the case.”
It’s understood police forced their way into shop manageress Ekaterina’s ground-floor apartment in International City on March 28.
Officers found her dead in her bath.
Kovalik said a post mortem examination revealed his wife died from the brain tumour.
A Dubai Police spokesman confirmed the incident, saying: “We received a call about a missing woman back in March, and we found her dead inside her flat.
“Following an investigation and a forensic doctor report, we found out that she died of natural causes.”