Mirjana Puhar — who competed on the 21st cycle of America’s Next Top Model — was murdered in a triple homicide at her boyfriend’s home, ‘TMZ’ reports.
She was 19-years-old.
Police have reportedly charged Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, with three counts of first degree murder in the deaths of the aspiring model, her boyfriend Jonathan Alvarado, 23, and Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia, 21, who was believed to be Jonathan’s best friend and roommate.
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According to a source close to the young model, a friend of the couple went to the Charlottte, N.C. house after getting a call that gunshots were fired. The friend then saw the bodies of Mirjana and Jonathan and subsequently called the police to report the killings.
The ‘ANTM’ star had purportedly only been with her boyfriend for a few months, and had recently moved in with him and Jusmar.
Mirjana and her fellow contestants during the 21st season of ‘ANTM.’ (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Law enforcement sources tell ‘TMZ’ the preliminary investigation leads police to believe the crime was drug-related, and that the victims knew their murderer.
Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones during this difficult time.