Miss Mercedes Morr was strangled to death as suspect knifed, cops revealSeptember 1, 2021
INSTAGRAM model Miss Mercedes Morr was strangled to death, cops have realed.
Morr, 33, real name Jenae Gagnier, was found dead in her apartment in Richmond, Texas.
Cops believe she was killed in an apparent murder-suicide by suspect, Kevin Alexander Accorto, 34, who was also found dead in Morr's home on Sunday.
Accorto's death was ruled a suicide by multiple sharp force trauma.
Officers have not given many details about the possible motives for the suspected murder-suicide.
An investigation has been launched but police do not believe there was a relationship between the suspect and the victim.
The Instagram model – who worked with the brand Fashion Nova – had an impressive 2.6 million followers on Instagram, including rappers Cardi B, Snoop Dogg and Megan Thee Stallion.
After news of Mercedes' passing broke, tributes starting pouring in for her on social media.
Rapper Tory Lanez posted a photograph alongside of her on his Instragram story, saying, "Rest in peace Queen".
Read our Mercedes Morr live blog for the very latest news and updates…
Rapper Brittany Bangaz then added, "Please tell me this is not real."
"Mercedez I'm so sorry," the performer continued. "You did not deserve this at all. You had your whole life ahead of you. I remember all our times we had and you have always been the sweetest woman in the world. God bless you and your family. I'm sorry Mercedez rest in heaven."
Htown Ciara, one of the Morr's close friends, thanked people for "all the prayers and calls in regards to Mercedes" while adding that her "parents are asking that you respect the family."
"We know everyone is concerned. We will update when all the information is confirmed," she added, before thanking people once again.
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