Instagram model Miss Mercedes Morr, 33, is found strangled in her Texas apartment in ‘murder-suicide’: Body of Florida man ‘without relationship to her’ is also found
- Janae Gagnier, known on Instagram as Miss Mercedes Morr, was found Sunday afternoon at her home in Richmond, Texas.
- The body of Kevin Alexander Accorto, from Florida, was also found in the house
- Gagnier was strangled, while Accorto committed suicide with ‘multiple sharp violence’, coroner said
- Local police said it doesn’t appear that the two were in a relationship, but have not revealed a possible motive
- Gagnier’s sister claimed online that she had been the victim of a stalker
- Janae had more than 2.6 million followers on Instagram, including many celebrities such as rappers Meek Mill, Cardi B, Snoop Dogg and more
A popular Instagram model and social media influencer has been found dead in her apartment in what police believe is a homicide-suicide.
Janae Gagnier – known to her 2.6 million Instagram followers as Miss Mercedes Morr – was found dead in the Cortland Sugar Land apartments in Richmond, Texas, by police who were asked to conduct a welfare check.
Fort Bend County medical examiner discovered she had been strangled, according to… KHOU 11.
Police also found the body of Florida, 34-year-old Kevin Alexander Accorto. The coroner said he committed suicide with “multiple sharp force trauma.”
“It is not believed that there was a relationship between the suspect and the victim,” the Richmond Police Department said in a statement.
Authorities said there was no sign of burglary in the apartment, and they are treating the deaths as a homicide-suicide.
Sister London Gagnier claimed that Janae was stalked before her death.
London wrote on Instagram: ‘She hasn’t been robbed. It was just a stalker from the state stalking her.”
Police have not commented on a possible motive and the investigation continues.
Janae Gagnier – known on social media as Miss Mercedes Morr – was found dead in the Cortland Sugar Land apartments in Richmond, Texas
Social media star ‘Miss Mercedes Morr’ was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide at her home in Cortland Sugar Land Apartments (pictured)
Police also found the body of Florida, 34-year-old Kevin Alexander Accorto
Gagnier had over 2.6 million followers and was followed by many celebrities on Instagram, including rappers Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill and more.
She was also a popular content creator on OnlyFans.
The rapper Bow Wow wrote on her Instagram: ‘Stop playing, we just spoke on Thursday, don’t be like that, dude! New.’
Torey Lanez wrote on his Instagram story “Rest in Peace Queen.”
In a second Instagram post, Janae’s sister London mourned her death, writing: ‘Yesterday was the worst day of my life.. my heart is gone. My soul is gone.’
London also revealed that last Thursday she and her mother checked for Janae, who is also survived by her brother. She said she “had a great time.”
A friend of Gagnier’s, who visits HTownCiara on Instagram, said that “Mercedes didn’t have a sugar daddy or a pimp. Never did. She was not robbed. She didn’t have HIV. She didn’t have COVID, she didn’t have an accident. Yes, she was murdered.’
“When the investigation is complete, the family will release more details.” HTownCiara added: “It’s crazy that we even have to post this, but you’re all going crazy with these crazy disrespectful ass stories.”
“It is not believed that there was a relationship between the suspect and the victim,” the Richmond Police Department said in a statement
Gagnier’s neighbors responded to KPRC-TV on Monday about the murder.
“What I thought was safe, turns out not to be. We have so many rules and so many guidelines that I would never expect someone to breach our security and someone would be killed on this property,” Roderick Shaw said.
“It’s safe here, we have the gates the gate, you have to have a code to get in, a code to get out, I’m just in shock,” Edna Swist said.