The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Monday, Dec. 8, that VH1 dancer Stephanie Moseley and her rapper husband Earl Hayes were found dead inside a luxury apartment complex in L.A. from a murder-suicide.
"The initial investigation revealed that 34-year-old Earl Warren Hayes shot his wife, 30-year-old Stephanie Elyse Moseley to death and then took his own life," the LAPD said in a statement released to Us Weekly. "The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced both Mr. Hayes and Ms. Moseley dead at the scene."
Hayes' alleged motive for the act, according to TMZ, was suspicion of infidelity on Moseley's part. The site reported Tuesday, Dec. 9, that Hayes supposedly went into a jealous rage over the Hit the Floor dancer's alleged affair with Trey Songz.
Without addressing the reports, the "Heart Attack" singer, 30, simply took to his Twitter on Monday to remember the dancer.
R.I.P babygirl. Once an angel on earth, now watching over us from Heaven. You'll b missed but never forgotten. Love
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) December 9, 2014
Along with Trey, celebrities close to both Moseley and Hayes mourned the two on social media. VH1 also released a statement regarding the Hit the Floor dancer. "We are incredibly saddened to hear the news of the passing of Stephanie Moseley," the network said in a statement to Us. "VH1 and the entire Hit The Floor family send our thoughts and condolences to her family and friends at this difficult time."
At the age of 17, Moseley — a Vancouver native — moved to Japan to launch her career. "I've been on tour since I was a child," she told the network in a 2013 interview. Her talent as a dancer allowed her to work with numerous high-profile artists including Chris Brown, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, and Pharrell Williams.
Moseley truly loved working with her Hit the Floor castmates, which she expressed in the same sit-down. "Everybody works out, everybody’s focused, everybody wants to do better," she gushed. "Everybody wants to be harder. It’s like this morale and this energy between all of us that is magical."
Burrel L. Wilks, a friend and "life coach" to Hayes, described the disturbing deaths of the couple as shocking in an interview with NBC's local affiliate in L.A. "I've had sit-downs with both of them so whatever happened behind those doors we'll never know," Wilks told the station. "But I heard out of her own mouth, he never raised a hand on her so this is kind of stunning."
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