Anastasia Solovieva King, the Russian mail-order bride who was murdered by husband Indle King and tenant Daniel Larson, airs on the Grave Mysteries documentary on the Investigation Discovery Channel. Grave Mysteries takes a dig at cases where victims’ bodies were found in shallow graves. Anastasia Solovieva King was found buried in a shallow grave in 2000. The nineteen-year-old woman met her husband through a matchmaking online catalog.
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She was a beautiful Russian mail-order bride. He was an overweight American husband with one failed marriage under his belt. Together, they made an unlikely couple. After abuse surfaced in the marriage, the Russian bride made a mad dash for Moscow to be with her parents. What happened next is like something right out of a mystery novel.
Anastasia Solovieva King disappeared in 2000 between Moscow and Seattle. Her worried parents contacted authorities when they were unable to communicate with their daughter. They said Anastasia Solovieva King arrived at their home in recent months, where she told them about the terrible circumstances of her marriage to Indle King.
Anastasia King was worried and scared but felt safe in her country with her family. Not long after, Indle King arrived and begged his wife to come back to him. Anastasia made the fateful decision to leave with Indle King and was never seen alive again.
Indle King told investigators Anastasia didn’t return to the United States with him. He said she became angry and decided not to come back. His story didn’t match the evidence police uncovered. However, detectives learned Anastasia did return to the United States. In fact, she was last seen at the airport in Seattle, Washington. They also discovered Indle King was visiting a jailed inmate named Daniel Larson after Anastasia disappeared.
When police spoke with Daniel Larson, who was in jail for another crime, he confessed everything. Daniel Larson said he used a necktie to murder Anastasia Solovieva King while her heavyset husband pinned her down. After Anastasia died, Daniel Larson told police they snatched off her diamond wedding ring and her clothes before dumping her body in a remote section at the Tulalip Reservation.
Anastasia Solovieva King left that house because she sensed something was deadly wrong. How Indle convinced her to come back is something that will most likely be explored in Grave Mysteries. With her good looks and intelligence, Anastasia King could have found a man on her own. Now, her parents wish they’d never allowed her to date anyone through a mail-order bride agency.
This case shed light on the mail-order bride matchmaking industry and helped enact the Federal International Marriage Broker Regulation, which sought to protect foreign brides from abusive husbands with a criminal history, Crime Magazine reported.
Indle’s first wife was a woman named Ekaterina Kazakova. When Indle stated abusing her, she bolted and never looked back. Ekaterina later remarried. Today, Indle King and Daniel Larson, alleged lovers during Anastasia King’s marriage, are serving 29 years in prison. Grave Mysteries airs the story of Anastasia Solovieva King tonight at 10/9 p.m. Central on Investigation Discovery channel.
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