Landrith, a Virginia native who labored as a mannequin in New York Metropolis, was discovered early Sunday morning on an exit ramp alongside Interstate 80 in Union County, Pennsylvania, PennLive.com studies.
The 47-year-old lady’s physique was found by a Pennsylvania Division of Transportation worker. In accordance with the report, a coroner discovered Landrith sustained a number of gunshot wounds to her head, neck and throat. 18 bullets have been faraway from her physique.
A be aware that was present in Landrith’s pocket reportedly led authorities to a suspect. The be aware included the identify, cellphone quantity and e mail handle of Tracy Ray Rollins Jr., 28, of Texas. He has been charged with murder and abuse of a corpse in her dying, the outlet studies.
Rollins Jr. was reportedly a truck driver. Authorities declare he had lately traveled from Wisconsin to Maine, with a cease in Pennsylvania. He was situated and arrested in Connecticut, the report states.
In accordance with an affidavit, investigators imagine Landrith was shot contained in the cab of Rollins Jr.’s truck. Police haven’t revealed a motive for the taking pictures.
When questioned by police, Rollins Jr. claimed he didn’t know Landrith and was as a substitute touring with a lady named “Leslie” who he met at a truck cease in Connecticut, the report states.
The mannequin’s brother, George Landrith, stated the household is mourning her passing however is “relieved” an arrest was made.
“It doesn’t ease the sense of loss,” George informed the outlet. “Her household liked her dearly. None of this brings her again. It can be crucial she receives justice.”
Landrith had an account on iStudio.com by which she described herself as a “skilled vogue mannequin.” She was “America’s It Woman Miss Woman Liberty” and a finalist for 2014’s “Miss Manhattan” contest, in response to the web site.
“Ms. Landrith has appeared in quite a few product ads, video commercials, magazines, acted as a spokesmodel in movies for companies and their web sites, and a number of haute-couture Runway exhibits together with Vogue Week,”the webpage added.