The ex-girlfriend of soccer star Jerome Boateng has been found dead one week after he announced they split up, police said.
Kasia Lenhardt, who rose to fame after appearing on Germany’s “Next Top Model” in 2012, was found dead by Berlin police in a home Tuesday. Investigators are not treating her death as suspicious, Bild reported.
Berlin police told Bild a “lifeless person” was found in the city’s upscale Charlottenburg section late Tuesday and that investigators believe Lenhardt took her own life.
“Yesterday at around 8:30pm there was a police operation in Charlottenburg on suspicion of suicide,” Berlin police told the outlet. “There are no indications of third-party negligence.”
Lenhardt is survived by a son, the outlet reported. The boy, Noah, is from a previous relationship of Lenhardt’s that ended three years ago, The Sun reported.
Boating has left Bayern’s World Club Cup squad in Qatar following the news of Kasia’s death, his manager Hansi Flick said.
The 25-year-old started dating the Bayern Munich defender more than a year ago, but they broke up on February 2 — with Boateng, 32, confirming the break-up to his nearly 7 million Instagram followers in a since-deleted post, the Mirror reported.
“We will go our separate ways from now on,” the post read. “That is regrettable, but for my family and for me it is the only right one.”
Boateng also apologised to the mother of his children, Rebecca, saying he was “disappointed” in himself as well.
“A man has to take responsibility and act in the interests of his family and I’m doing it now,” Boateng continued. “I wish Kasia all the best.”
The Polish native crashed Boateng’s Mini Cooper last month, leading to a public spat.
Lenhardt, who reportedly had “Jerome” tattooed on her torso, had previously said she ended their relationship due to the World Cup winner’s “lies and constant infidelity,” according to the report.
She later posted and then deleted a photo of them on Instagram captioned: “The devil does his best.”
In her final Instagram post on February 3, Lenhardt wrote: “Now is where you draw the line. Enough.”
Lenhardt’s friend, fellow model Sara Kulka, confirmed her death on Instagram Wednesday.
“Rest in peace,” Kulka wrote. “You wonderful person, I miss you and would have liked to say goodbye. I hope you find your peace now and I hope the truth comes out now, I know how much you wanted it to be.”
Lenhardt was reportedly found dead on her son’s birthday.
The Polish-born model leaves behind son Noah, who she had with an ex from a previous relationship when she was aged 19.
Noah celebrated his sixth birthday on Tuesday without his mum who was left “very upset” by the breakdown of her romance with Boateng, a friend has told the Mail Online.
The unnamed pal said: “Yesterday was her son Noah’s birthday. Kasia was at home on her own.
“A member of her family called the police because they could not get hold of her and they were worried.”
‘REST IN PEACE’
Speaking of her split with Boateng, the friend said: “He said some really nasty things about Kasia. She was very upset by it.”
News of the model’s death was broken by another friend Sara Kulka who said that she one day hopes “the truth comes out now”.
In the cryptic Instagram post, she wrote: “Rest in peace. You wonderful person, I miss you and would have loved to say goodbye.
“I hope you find your peace now and I hope the truth comes out now, I know how much you wished it would.”
Ex-Man City player Boateng announced last week that he and Kasia had separated after 15 months of dating.
This came after Kasia had been involved in an accident in the footballer’s car on January 5, resulting in the vehicle being written off, reports Bild.
In his statement, Jerome said it was time to “draw a line” and “apologise to everyone I’ve hurt”, including his ex-girlfriend Rebecca and their kids.
WAR OF WORDS
Kasia – who had a tattoo with the word ‘Jerome’ on her torso – responded by saying she had ended the relationship because of the footballer’s “lies and constant infidelity”.
According to reports, Kasia’s body was found in a luxury apartment owned by Boateng which is located in Berlin’s posh Charlottenborg area.
Her death is not being treated as suspicious.
Boateng has three children all from previous relationships.
– with The Sun, New York Post