Friday, February 29, 2008

Body of Super Model Katoucha Niane found dead in the Seine River

Katoucha Niane, the "Black Princess"

Paris police yesterday, found a body in the River Seine suspected to be the missing Guinean super model Katoucha Niane, the former beloved muse of fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent. The 47-year-old Katoucha Niane, known as the "Black Princess" had been missing from her home on a central stretch of the river since the night of February 1, 2008.

Fashion model model Katoucha Niane, from Guinea, embraces French couturier Yves Saint Laurent at the end of his show for the 1989 Fall ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris, in this March 22, 1989 file photo. Katoucha was found dead in the Seine River Feb. 28, 2008 in Paris. Katoucha, who lived on a barge, was missing since Jan. 31, 2008.
(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The police said, the mother-of-three disappeared after being dropped off from a party and her handbag was later recovered near her houseboat.

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