A model and social media influencer with millions of Instagram followers was found dead in her Texas apartment on Sunday, authorities believe she was the victim of a murder-suicide.
The bodies of Jenae Gagnier, 33, and Kevin Alexander Accorto, 34, were found in the Richmond apartment after authorities were called there to conduct a welfare check, police said.
Gagnier had 2.6 million followers on Instagram, where she was known as Miss Mercedes Morr. His last message was on August 17.
Investigators believe Accorto killed Gagnier, then himself. Richmond Police have not disclosed how the couple died.
“At this stage of the investigation, it is NOT believed that there was a relationship between the suspect and the victim,” the department said in a statement Monday. Accorto is from Florida.
The Fort Bend County Medical Examiner’s Office will confirm the causes of death. The office did not immediately respond to messages requesting more information on Tuesday.
Neighbors at the apartment complex where the bodies were found said the deaths shook them. Until Sunday, they said the community, about 30 miles from Houston, felt safe.
“What I thought to be sure, it seems, is not,” Roderick Shaw told NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston. “We have so many rules and guidelines that I would never expect someone to breach our security and someone to be murdered on this property.”
“We have the gates, the fence,” added resident Edna Swist. “You must have a code to enter a code to exit. I’m just in shock.