A gorgeous supermodel fell from her swank downtown apartment to her death yesterday in an apparent suicide, officials said.
Ruslana Korshunova, 20, whose face graced the cover of French Elle and Russian Vogue, apparently jumped from her ninth-floor apartment in her Water Street building in the Financial District at 2:30 p.m.
"I heard what sounded like a gunshot or a bomb or an explosion," said a stunned Con Ed worker talking to a cop nearby.
"I looked down the street, and I say to the cop, 'Did that person just get hit by a car?' " said the worker, who identified himself only as Patrick, 32, of Brooklyn.
The two men raced over. "Her arms were crushed," Patrick said. "Her head was on the left side and blood was coming out in a pool."
Cops said there were no signs of a struggle in the one-bedroom apartment, where she lived for only two months. And the balcony from which she plunged had construction netting around it that appeared to have been deliberately ripped."
Lem had it right when he mentioned the Russian mob. Dollars to doughnuts the cops aren't telling all, or at least I hope so.