Authorities believe an Instagram influencer from Texas was killed by a stalker who then stabbed himself to death, according to a report.
Jenae Gagnier, 33, was found dead in her apartment outside Houston Sunday by her father, CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reported.
“What I saw, I wouldn’t want any parent to go through,” dad Mark Gagnier told the outlet.
Gagnier said he “knew something was up” because Jenae hadn’t been answering his calls all weekend. Her apartment was locked, “so I didn’t hesitate to kick the door down.”
He found his daughter dead on the floor at the bottom of the stairs with “her clothes are all torn up and stuff.”
Gagnier said he then discovered suspected killer Kevin Alexander Accorto dying of a knife wound upstairs.
“I go upstairs, guy upstairs with a knife in him, still alive,” the father told the station.
Accorto, 34, was a crazed follower of Jenae, who went by Miss Mercedes Morr on her popular Instagram account, her parents told the station.
“Unfortunately, someone basically was stalking, and killed my baby,” mother Jeanetta Grover said.
The Instagram model who had nearly 3 million followers, died of “strangulation and traumatic concussion,” the medical examiner found, according to the report.
Police said Accorto, who was from Florida, had no personal relationship with the victim. The investigation is ongoing.