'Black Death' group kidnapped British model for publicity: report

A group that calls itself “Black Death,” and is accused of stuffing a British model in a suitcase and holding her captive for six days is trying to put a positive spin on the ordeal, according to a report.

Authorities investigating the alleged kidnapping of model Chloe Ayling, 20, in Italy last month said her captives fed the stunner talking points about the group to give the media upon her release.

A letter to Ayling found on a suspect’s computer said Ayling “agreed to sneak a pre-determined set of information into the media, and we will expect to see evidence that has been done in near future,” according to “The Independent.”

Chloe Ayling, 20, was kidnapped and found inside of a suitcase.

Chloe Ayling, 20, was kidnapped and found inside of a suitcase.

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The letter, written in English, laid out a series of demands made of Ayling upon her release. The note also suggested that despite the snatch-and-drug caper, the kidnapping was intended to be used as a publicity event for the group.

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The letter warned that anything Ayling said publicly in the wake of the kidnapping would be monitored.

AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS PUBLICLY DISTRIBUTED HANDOUT PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE ITALIAN POLICE.  MANDATORY CREDIT.

Lukasz Herba was arrested July 18, and confessed to his role in the kidnapping.

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“You have been treated fairly, with respect and we expect to hear exactly the same about us in return,” the letter said.

Officials said they could not verify the authenticity of the Black Death Group, or that anyone from the group had written the letter.

New York Daily News cover on August 7, 2017.

New York Daily News cover on August 7, 2017.

Ayling said she traveled to Milan for a July 11 photo shoot. After her arrival, Ayling said, she was abducted by men who injected her with a tranquilizer, put a pillowcase over her head, handcuffed her and stuffed her in a suitcase which they crammed into the trunk of a car.

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Cops said they drove her to a farmhouse outside of Turin, where she stayed handcuffed to a wooden dresser while her captors tried find a buyer on the sex slave market.

Authorities said her captors were trying to get $  300,000 for her online until she told them she had a 2-year-old child.

Authorities said her captors were trying to get $ 300,000 for her online until she told them she had a 2-year-old child.

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Authorities said her captors were trying to get $ 300,000 for her online until she told them she had a 2-year-old child.

“You have a 2-year-old child and our rules exclude mothers,” the abductor allegedly told the young mom, according to a report.

Lukasz Herba, a 30-year-old Polish citizen who lives in Oldbury, England, was arrested July 18 in relation to the abduction.

He confessed to his role in the kidnapping after dropping Ayling off at the British consulate in Milan, police said. 

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