Entertainment news sites, including TMZ, report that Mirjana Puhar, a recent contestant on “America’s Next Top Model,” was killed Tuesday in a triple homicide at her boyfriend’s house in Charlotte, N.C.
TMZ reports that Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the other two victims were Puhar’s boyfriend, Jonathan Alvarado, 23, and Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia, 21.
Sources tell TMZ that a friend of the 19-year-old aspiring model and Alvarado went to check on them after getting a call that shots had been fired.
Police said that “preliminary information indicates that the victims and suspect were known to one another and this incident was drug-related.”
Puhar competed on the modeling competition last year.