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America’s Next Top Model Alum Mirjana Puhar Dead, Killed in Triple Homicide

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Mirjana Puhar, a contestant on cycle 21 of America's Next Top Model, was reportedly killed at age 19 in a triple homicide  Amanda Edwards/WireImage

America's Next Top Model contestant Mirjana Puhar is dead after a triple homicide at her boyfriend's home in Charlotte, N.C., Us Weekly can confirm. (TMZ was first to report the news on Wednesday, Feb. 25.) According to case info from police, the reality TV alum was one of three killed on Tuesday. She was 19.

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Puhar, who competed on 2014's cycle 21 of Tyra Banks' long-running modeling competition, had reportedly just moved in with her boyfriend, identified by TMZ as 23-year-old Jonathan Alvarado. He was killed along with a man reported to be his roommate, 21-year-old Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia.

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Police have arrested Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, in connection with the deaths. He was charged with three counts of 1st-degree murder and remains in custody at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. He is also linked with a murder that took place on Feb. 22.

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A friend allegedly discovered Puhar and the other victims after receiving a call about gunshots at the residence. Per TMZ, there was money scattered around the house. Investigators say it appears the killings may have been drug related, and that the victims and Rangel knew one another.

This is a developing story.

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