LA business manager who worked with Kardashians found murdered

Boyfriend of high-profile Los Angeles business manager and mother-of-five who worked with the Kardashians and Nicki Minaj is arrested after she was found ‘murdered’ in the trunk of her car

  • Angela Kukawski, 55, was found dead in the trunk of her car Thursday morning
  • Her boyfriend Jason Barker, 49, has been charged with murder and is being held at the Ventura County Jail on a $3 million bond 
  • The medical examiner’s office confirmed Kukawski’s cause of death to be sharp and blunt force injuries of the head and neck and strangulation 
  • Police believe Barker killed his girlfriend in their Sherman Oaks home, placed her body in his car and then drove to a relative’s house in Simi Valley 
  • Kukawski worked as a business manager at Boulevard Management with high-profile clients including the Kardashians, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West
  • The boyfriend of a popular Los Angeles business manager who worked with celebrities such as the Kardashians and Nicki Minaj has been charged after she was found murdered in the trunk of her car early Thursday morning, authorities said. 

    Angela Kukawski, 55, was found dead with a stab wound in the Simi Valley neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles police reported. 

    Jason Barker, Kukawski’s boyfriend, was arrested hours after her body was found. The 49-year-old is being held at Van Nuys Jail on a $3 million bond, police said. 

    The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed murder charges against Barker. Police believe the boyfriend killed Kukawski in their Sherman Oaks home on December 22, put her body in his car, and drove to a relative’s home in Simi Valley. 

    Kukawski’s death has been ruled a homicide with her cause of death being sharp and blunt force injuries of the head and neck and strangulation, the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed to DailyMail.com. 

    The mother-of-five worked at Boulevard Management which specializes in ‘financial management services to entertainers, athletes, and high-net worth individuals,’ according to their site. 

    ‘Angela was truly the best. She cared about everyone of us and made things happen that were impossible,’ the Kardashian family said in a statement to DailyMail.com 

    Los Angeles business manager Angela Kukawski, who worked with the Kardashians, Nick Minaj and Kanye West was found dead in the trunk of a car early Thursday morning (Pictured: Kuakski's clients Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim Kardashian)

    Los Angeles business manager Angela Kukawski, who worked with the Kardashians, Nick Minaj and Kanye West was found dead in the trunk of a car early Thursday morning (Pictured: Kuakski’s clients Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim Kardashian)

    Kukawski’s boyfriend Jason Barker has been arrested and is being held on a $2 million bond in connection to Kukawski’s death (Pictured: Kukawski’s clients Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West)

    Kukawski worked as a business manager at Boulevard Management. They declined to comment on her death (Pictured: Kukawski's client Nicki Minaj)

    Kukawski worked as a business manager at Boulevard Management. They declined to comment on her death (Pictured: Kukawski’s client Nicki Minaj)

    ‘She will be greatly missed and we send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones during this most difficult time.’ 

    Authorities were investigating what began as a missing person’s case when they found Kukawski’s car in the 1500 block of Patricia Avenue around 2 a.m., police said.  

    Kukawski maintained many high-profile clients. Along with the Kardashians and Minaj, she also worked with Kanye West, rapper Off-set and the late rapper Tupac Shukar’s estate.   

    ‘We are saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski,’ Boulevard’s Todd Bozick and Lester Knispel said in a statement to Variety

    ‘Angie was a kind, wonderful person, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our deepest condolences go out to all of Angie’s family and friends.’

    The ‘beloved’ mother and friend is remembered by loved one as ‘hard-working’ and a ‘straight shooter,’ Vareity reported. 

    The investigation surrounding Kukawski’s death remains ongoing. 

    Barker is scheduled to appear in Van Nuys Municipal Court on January 12 at 8:30 a.m.  

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