Instagram model Miss Mercedes Morr, 33, is found strangled to death in her Texas apartment in ‘murder-suicide’: Body of Florida man ‘with no relationship to her’ is also found
A popular Instagram model and social media influencer has been found dead in her apartment in what police believe to be a murder-suicide.
Janae Gagnier – known as Miss Mercedes Morr to her 2.6million Instagram followers – was found dead in the Cortland Sugar Land apartments in Richmond, Texas, by police who were asked to carry out a wellness check.
The Fort Bend County Medical Examiner found she had been strangled to death, according to KHOU 11.
Police also found the body of 34-year-old Kevin Alexander Accorto, of Florida. The medical examiner said he had killed himself with ‘multiple sharp force trauma’.
‘It is not believed that there was a relationship between the suspect and the victim’, Richmond police said in a statement.
Authorities said there was no sign of forced entry at the apartment, and they are treating the deaths as a murder-suicide.
Sister London Gagnier claimed that Janae was being stalked before her death.
London posted on Instagram, ‘She wasn’t robbed. It was just a stalker from outta state who’d BEEN stalking her.’
Police have not commented on a possible motive, and said investigations are continuing.
Janae Gagnier – known as Miss Mercedes Morr on social media – 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 34-year-old Kevin Alexander Accorto, of Florida
Gagnier had more than 2.6million 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 thurs don’t do me like this yo! Naaa.’
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 her and her mom checked on Janae, who is also survived by her brother, last Thursday. She said that she was having ‘an amazing time.’
Gagnier’s friend, who goes by HTownCiara on Instagram, said that ‘Mercedes did not have a sugar daddy or a pimp. Never did. She was not robbed. She did not have HIV. She didn’t have COVID, she wasn’t in an accident. Yes she was murdered.’
‘When the investigation is complete the family will release more details.’ HTownCiara added, ‘It’s crazy that we have to even post this but y’all getting outta line with these crazy disrespectful ass stories.’
‘It is not believed that there was a relationship between the suspect and the victim’, Richmond police said in a statement
Gagnier’s neighbors responded on Monday to KPRC-TV about the murder.
‘What I thought was safe it seems is not. We have so many rules and so many guidelines I would never expect someone to breach our security and someone be murdered on this property,’ said Roderick Shaw.
‘It’s safe over here, we have the gates the fence, you got to have a code to get in a code to get out, I’m just in shock,’ said Edna Swist.