Mirjana Puhar, a recent contestant on CW’s America’s Next Top Model, was among three people found murdered in a Charlotte, NC home Tuesday evening, police told The Charlotte-Observer.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police confirmed to the paper Wednesday that Puhar, 19, was one of three victims found murdered at a residence on the city’s north side. The two other victims have been identified as Jonathan Cosme Alvarado, 23, and Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia, 21.
Nineteen-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel has been charged with three counts of 1st degree murder for the killings, which police say are drug-related.
Per a report from the Observer, on Tuesday, members of law enforcement responded to the scene at about 5 p.m. local time, after a tip, where they found the three victims dead inside.
TMZ reports that a friend paid a visit to the home and called police after seeing the bodies of Puhar, and her boyfriend, Cosme Alvarez.
Authorities have not disclosed how the victims died, but did say they apprehended Rangel without incident.
He has also been charged him with an additional homicide, in Matthews, NC.
Mirjana Puhar, who had reportedly just moved into the residence with the two other victims, was a contestant on America’s Next Top Model’s latest cycle, but was eliminated from the show in episode 10, reports TMZ.
The model was reportedly born in Serbia, but moved to the United Sates with her family following the 1999 Kosovo War.
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