Oksana Aplekaeva, a former star of Russia’s top reality show Dom-2, was murdered in 2008. Her body was found by a lorry driver on the side of a motorway.
The star’s killer has never been caught but new information led police to exhume her body and carry out more detailed forensic tests.
Evidence collected revealed that Aplekaeva had been sexually violated after her death.
DNA tests showed that a forensic morgue technician named only as 37-year-old Alexander was the offender.
Alexander, still working at the morgue until the discovery of his actions, has been forced to resign.
He said: ‘I could not argue against science. I have not been able to find a job for three months.’
He also claims that his wife left him and changed her phone number.
Alexander worked for the morgue for 12 years. There was no suggestion in Russian reports that he had interfered with other corpses during that time.