Instagram model, Janae Gagnier popularly known as Mercedes was discovered dead on Sunday, August 29th, in what is suspected to be a murder-suicide.
The 33-year-old model and social media influencer with over 2 million Instagram follower was found dead at Cortland Apartments, Texas by the police after they responded to a welfare check on Sunday evening.
The body of a 34-year-old man identified as Kevin Alexander Accorto, was also at the scene, although there was no known relationship between him and the model.
According to ABC 13, he is believed to be the suspect in Gagnier’s killing.
The cause of death for both Gagnier and the man is pending autopsy results, but police said it is being considered as a murder-suicide.
Canadian rapper, Tory Lanez was one of the first people to confirm her death. He shared a photo of her on his Instagram story and captioned it, “Rest in peace Queen”.
Fans and followers have also trooped to the comment section of her last post on Instagram to pay tribute to her.