The Charlotte-Observer reports that Mirjana Puhar, who was a contestant on America’s Next Top Model last season, was murdered at a home in Charlotte, North Carolina last night. Mirjana was only 19 years old.
TMZ says that one of Mirjana’s friends was called by someone who heard gunshots coming from her boyfriend’s house. Why that someone didn’t call the police instead is beyond me. When the friend showed up to the house, he found the bodies of Mirjana and her boyfriend of only a few months Jonathan Cosme Alvarado. The friend also saw a bunch of money scattered all over the place. The friend called police who later found the body of Jonathan’s roommate Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia. The police believe drugs was the reason for why they were killed. The police also said that they believe the victims knew their killer.
According to The Charlotte-Observer, 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel was later arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder. Emmanuel was really on a murder spree, because he was also charged for a homicide that happened in a motel on Sunday.
Mirjana was in the 21st season of America’s Next Top Model, which wrapped up last December. She was the youngest in the game and was the 7th model eliminated. The show mainly focused on Mirjana’s brief thing with Denzel, one of the dude models. Mirjana had a boyfriend at the time so drama ensued. Mirjana was born in Serbia and her family came to America after the Kosovo War. She lived in Charlotte for the past 10 years.
Rest in peace, Mirjana.