The modeling industry has suffered a loss. America’s Next Top Model contestant, Mirjana Puhar, 19, was one of three murders taken place Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Source tell TMZ that after getting a call that gunshots were heard, a friend went to the home of Mirjana’s boyfriend, where she saw two dead bodies and money spread all over the place. Police were called, and upon entering the home, found Mirjana, the boyfriend, Jonathan Alvarado, 23, and Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia, 21.

Since news broke, police have arrested 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel and charged him with four counts of 1st degree murder. Investigators are trying to determine whether the case is related to a Sunday killing at a hotel in Matthews, NC in which Rangel has also been charged with. The why remains a mystery, although, drugs are at the top of the list of suspicion.

Tyra Banks has released a statement in the young model’s passing. Details after the jump.

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Mirjana Puhar murdered.

The Top Model family is deeply saddened by the tragic news of Mirjana Puhar.

We love you, Mirjana.


“She [Mirjana] was a vivacious and promising young woman,” Tyra adds with fellow executive producer, Ken Mok. Mirjana appeared on ANTM’s 21st cycle and lasted all the through the tenth episode.

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