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A popular Instagram model has been strangled to death in an apparent murder-suicide, Texas police say.

Janae Gagnier, who had 2.6 million Instagram followers and was known online as Miss Mercedes Morr, was found dead in her suburban Houston apartment in Richmond.

Police said they found her body when they were called home for a welfare check, but saw no signs of tampering.

Authorities say a man suspected of killing the 33-year-old was also found dead inside the apartment.

Kevin Alexander Accorto, 34, of Florida, died of “multiple acute trauma” and his death was ruled suicide by the Fort Bend County medical examiner.

Gagnier’s family told investigators there was no relationship between her and Accorto, and they suspected she had been harassed on the social media app, according to KHOU.

“At this point in the investigation, it is not believed that there was a relationship between the suspect and the victim,” said Richmond Police spokesperson Lt. Lowell Neinast.

“At this point, this is considered murder-suicide and is an ongoing investigation to determine the motive of the case.”

Ms. Gagnier’s Instagram followers included rappers Meek Mill, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.

Gagnier was killed in the “sickest way” by an out-of-state “stalker” who followed the model, her sister, London, claimed on Instagram.

And she added, “My heart is gone… My soul is gone. “

Neighbors were also shocked to learn of the murder, which took place in a closed compound.

“This lady is dead, she was killed and that’s really all we know,” neighbor Field Ledford told the TV station.

“I will definitely pray for his family… It is a tragedy for the whole community.”

And Roderick Shaw added: “What I thought was certain, it seems, is not. 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. You must have a code to enter a code to exit. I’m just in shock, ”said Edna Swist.


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