The 48 Hours (True Crime Murder TV) episode “Red Notice for Murder” investigates the October 2014 disappearance of 54-year-old Alla Aleksenko in Russia. Her daughter, Nadia Ford who lives in Brooklyn, New York, went to Russia to “try to track down the killer of my mother.” Ford believes the Russian beauty Viktoria Nasyrova is the killer. When Ford was in Russia looking for her mother, Nasyrova fled the country and went to Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, of all places, just blocks away from Ford. When Ford returned to New York City, she turned to former NYPD officer now private investigator Herman Weisberg for help tracking down Nasyrova. Ford said “I feared for my life” in Brooklyn.
On March 20, 2017, Nasyrova was arrested in Brooklyn. She has been accused of poisoning a Russian speaking woman in Queens, New York who looks just like her — poisoning her with cheesecake. Nasyrova allegedly stole the victim’s identity (passport, employment card) and property (cash, jewelry). The victim survived. If convicted, Nasyrova faces up to 25 years in prison. In January 2018, Nasyrova told the Daily News by phone she was attacked by four fellow inmates at Rikers Island, that officers didn’t do anything to stop it, and that she was left blinded. Nasyrova’s lawyer has taken the first step in filing a lawsuit against the city, charging that it failed to prevent the assault. 48 Hours airs Saturdays at 10pm on CBS.