Miss Mercedes Morr dead in suspected murder-suicide, cops say

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Miss Mercedes Morr dead in suspected murder-suicide, cops say

An Instagram model who counted Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion among her millions of followers was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Texas, authorities said.

Janae Gagnier, 33, better known as “Miss Mercedes Morr” to her 2.6 million Instagram fans, was found strangled in her Richmond apartment Sunday by cops sent there to conduct a welfare check, KHOU reports.

Kevin Accorto
Kevin Alexander Accorto — the suspect in Janae Gagnier’s death — was found dead in her apartment.
Richmond Police Department

A man suspected of killing Gagnier, Kevin Alexander Accorto, 34, of Florida, was also found dead inside the apartment from “multiple sharp force trauma,” according to a medical examiner who ruled his death a suicide.

“At this point in the investigation, it is not believed that there was a relationship between the suspect and the victim,” Richmond police spokesman Lt. Lowell Neinast told The Post in a statement.

Police told KHOU they found no signed of forced entry at Gagnier’s apartment. Neighbors who gathered at her apartment complex Sunday said they were shocked to see the crime scene.

“This lady did pass away, she was killed and that’s really all we know,” neighbor Field Ledford told the station. “Certainly going to be praying for her family … It’s a tragedy for the whole community.”

Gagnier’s family told investigators there was no relationship between her and Accorto, leading them to suspect she was stalked by the man on social media, KHOU reported.

Gagnier’s sister, London, posted on Instagram that she had checked on her Thursday and all was well.

“Yesterday was the worst day of my life,” Gagnier’s sister wrote. “My heart is gone … My soul is gone.”

Janae Gagnier
Janae Gagnier’s Instagram followers included Meek Mill, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, and Megan Thee Stallion.
Instagram
Janae Gagnier
Police say that they don’t currently believe that there was a relationship between Janae Gagnier and Kevin Accorto.
Instagram

Gagnier was killed in the “sickest way” by an out-of-state “stalker” who had been following the social media model, her sister claimed.

An investigation into what preceded the suspected murder-suicide is ongoing, Richmond police said.

A stream of tributes were posted on Gagnier’s Instagram page, which is also followed by rappers such as Meek Mill and Snoop Dogg.

Janae Gagnier
Janae Gagnier’s sister, London responded to her death, saying, “My heart is gone … My soul is gone.”
Instagram

“The city will truly miss you!” one reply read.

“Please tell me this is not real,” another read.

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