The body of the former model was found with signs of violence. Presumed responsible has been arrested.
Former Miss Lady Liberty, Rebecca Landrith, was murdered over the weekend and her body was found in western Pennsylvania.
The former model’s body was found by a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation worker early Sunday morning in Union County. His body was discovered on the side of a ramp on Interstate 80, according to local media. The county coroner confirmed that Landrith, 47, died on February 7.
The coroner, Dominick Adamo, said he had gunshot wounds to the head, neck, throat, chest, and hand.
Landrith was identified with the help of fingerprints on the receipts she was carrying at the time of her death, local media said, citing Union County District Attorney D. Peter Johnson.
On February 10, police arrested a truck driver, Tracy Rollins Jr., 28, of Connecticut. The police had discovered her name from a note recovered from the former model’s pocket.
Rollins was charged with criminal homicide and corpse abuse, Johnson said. Police investigators allegedly found blood and bullet casings in his vehicle. They also discovered that the passenger seat and floor of their vehicle were cleaned with a certain cleaning agent.
Landrith, who was Miss Lady Liberty, was a finalist for Miss Manhattan 2014. Her brother George Landrith said: “Her family loved her very much. None of this brings her back. It is important that he receives justice.