Popular Instagram model found dead in Texas apartment, police say

Police also found a man dead and are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.
Monday, August 30, 2021
RICHMOND, Texas (KABC) -- A popular Houston Instagram model was found dead in an apartment in what investigators believe may have been a murder-suicide.

It happened on Sunday afternoon at the Cortland Apartments located at 5200 Pointe West Circle in Richmond, Texas. The model, who was identified as 33-year-old Janae Gagnier, also known as Miss Mercedes Morr on social media, was found dead inside.

Police say a man identified as 34-year-old Kevin Alexander Accorto was also found dead. Officers believe it may have been a murder-suicide.

According to police, investigators don't believe there was a relationship between Gagnier and Accorto. An official cause of death is still pending.

Neighbors inside the Cortland Apartments told ABC7's sister station KTRK-TV that the complex is quiet and safe.

"It would be kind of surprising to know that this was an intruder, someone that broke into the house because I wouldn't think that would happen here," said resident Field Ledford.

Gagnier had a large following across several social media platforms, including 2.6 million followers on Instagram alone.

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