A former trend mannequin was found shot dead alongside Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania over the weekend, and a person has been arrested in her murder, authorities stated.
The physique of 47-year-old Rebecca Landrith, of Alexandria, Virginia, was found by a Pennsylvania Division of Transportation worker on the facet of a ramp of I-80 early Sunday, the Philly Voice reported.
The coroner reported Landrith had a number of gunshot wounds to the pinnacle, neck and throat, and 18 bullets have been faraway from her physique.
An iStudio web page for Landrith says she beforehand labored as a mannequin in New York Metropolis and was a finalist for the “Miss Manhattan” contest in 2014, in addition to the “America’s It Woman Miss Woman Liberty” pageant.
“Ms. Landrith has appeared in quite a few product commercials, video commercials, magazines, acted as a spokesmodel in movies for companies and their web sites, and a number of haute-couture Runway reveals together with Vogue Week,” her biography states.
Police found a be aware in Landrith’s pocket that led to the arrest of 28-year-old Tracy Rollins on Wednesday.
Rollins, a truck driver from Dallas, was taken into custody in Milldale, Connecticut, on murder and abuse of corpse fees, PennLive reported.
The be aware had Rollins’ title, a cellphone quantity and an electronic mail handle, investigators stated. Authorities additionally stated Landrith lately traveled by Indiana and Wisconsin.
Rollins informed investigators he didn’t know Landrith, and that he had been touring with a lady named “Leslie” he met at a truck cease in Connecticut, in accordance with an affidavit obtained by PennLive.
He stated he and Leslie traveled to Maine; Brooklyn, New York; Connecticut; and Wisconsin, the affidavit states.
Police discovered the mannequin made lodge reservations in December below the title Leslie Myers, the outlet reported.
Landrith’s household was mourning her loss of life, however was glad an arrest was lastly made.
“We’re relieved,” brother George Landrith informed PennLive. “It doesn’t ease the sense of loss.”
“Her household beloved her dearly,” he added. “None of this brings her again. It is necessary she receives justice.”