“A recent contestant on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ was killed in a triple slaying in Charlotte, North Carolina, police and the reality show’s producers said on Wednesday,” Reuters reports.
The story adds, “Police said Mirjana Puhar, 19, was among three people whose bodies were found in a home Tuesday evening. Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with three counts of murder, Charlotte police said in a statement.”
The article notes that “Top Model’s” executive producers, Tyra Banks and Ken Mok said in a statement,”We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic news about Mirjana Puhar. She was a vivacious and promising young woman. Our hearts and prayers go out to her loved ones.”
Puhar had been in the cycle of the series that started airing in August, 2014.
The report says that the murders appeared to be drug related and that the victims knew the suspect.