This is so tragic. ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant Mirjana was shot to death when she opened the door for the two men who robbed her boyfriend and their housemate in their Charlotte, North Carolina home.
Mirjana Puhar, 19, was reportedly the first to be killed in the devastating triple homicide on Feb. 24, as she answered the door to two robbers and gunmen. Mirjana’s boyfriend Jonathan Alvarado and his roommate Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia were then shot in the head following Mirjana’s death in an incident said to be fueled by robbery.
Mirjana Puhar Killed: ‘ANTM’ Star Shot Dead After Opening Door To Murder
The report claims that detectives confirmed the triple homicide was “drug-related”, and they will reportedly look into the backgrounds of Jonathan and Jusmar, according to the Daily Mail.
Police reportedly found seven rounds of 9mm ammunition, two knives, drugs, a safety deposit box and a number of cell phones, which leads police to suspect that the house was used as a drug den.
However, Jonathan’s stepdad, James Jackson denies James was a drug dealer, and he claims that robbery is what drove the murders to take place. He believes that lead suspect Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, had a false misconception that Jonathan had a lot of money since he had paid a large sum of cash for a car, the site reports.
Celebrities React To ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Star Killed In Triple Homicide
“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,” Ken Mok and Tyra, the Executive Producers of America’s Next Top Model told HollywoodLife.com.
Kelly called Mirjana a “beautiful, funny, smart and amazing girl” in a statement to HollywoodLife.com, as she mourned the model’s loss.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected in this tragedy.
— Tierney McAfee, Julianne Ishler