Mirjana Puhar, a recent contestant on “America’s Next Top Model,” was found dead in a triple homicide Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to police reports.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to a call Tuesday evening that three people appeared to be dead in a Charlotte home. Officers discovered the bodies of Puhar, 19, Jonathan Cosme Alvarado, 23, and Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia, 21.
Puhar appeared on “America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 21, the most recent season of the popular reality TV show hosted by supermodel Tyra Banks.
Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, was quickly identified as a suspect in the slayings, brought into police custody and charged with three counts of first-degree homicide. He is in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Law enforcement sources tell us the preliminary investigation leads police to believe the murders were drug related — and the victims knew the killer.
Our Mirjana source says the young model had only been with the boyfriend for a few months.
Mirjana Puhar, her boyfriend Jonathan Cosme Alvarado, and friend, Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia, were all found shot in a Charlotte, North Carolina residence. Puhar is said to have recently moved in with her boyfriend three months ago.