ANTM model dies at 19 and the homicide details are shocking

Feb 25, 2015 at 6:44 p.m. ET

Former America's Next Top Model contestant, Mirjana Puhar, has been brutally murdered — and police think she knew her killer.

Puhar, who competed on the 21st cycle of ANTM in 2014 but was eliminated in the 10th episode, was killed Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the home of her boyfriend, who was also murdered — along with a third person.

A source told TMZ that the Serbian stunner was found by a friend who went to check up on her when another pal reported hearing gunshots in the home. The friend of the couple called police to report finding the bodies of Puhar and her boyfriend and described seeing money scattered throughout the house. Cops later found the third victim.

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The other two killed were Jonathan Cosme Alvarado and Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia. It is unclear which man Puhar was dating.

Charlotte police have arrested Emmanuel Jesus Rangel and charged him with three counts of first degree murder. Law enforcement sources told TMZ they believe the killings are drug-related.

Rangel has also been charged in another murder earlier this week. Rasool Jaleel Harrell was shot to death in a car behind a Charlotte-area hotel Sunday and Rangel, along with two others, has been arrested.

"We don't know for sure [if the two cases are related]" said Matthews, Charlotte, police officer Tim Aycock, "[but] it's very suspicious that the same guy is charged."

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The ANTM family is in shock over Puhar's brutal killing and is working out their grief on Twitter, including the winner of Puhar's cycle, Keith Carlos.


Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims.