Ex-model Rebecca Landrith found dead near PA freeway
A former model was found shot dead along Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania over the weekend, and a man was arrested for his murder, authorities said.
The body of Rebecca Landrith, 47, of Alexandria, Va., Was found by a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employee on the side of an I-80 ramp early Sunday, the Philly Voice reported.
The coroner reported that Landrith had several gunshot wounds to his head, neck and throat, and 18 bullets were removed from his body.
An iStudio page for Landrith says she has already worked as a model in New York and was a finalist in the 2014 “Miss Manhattan” contest, as well as the “America’s It Girl Miss Lady Liberty” contest.
Ms. Landrith has appeared in numerous product ads, video ads, magazines, acted as a spokesperson in videos for companies and their websites, and in several high fashion shows, including Fashion Week », Indicates his biography.
Police found a note in Landrith’s pocket that led to the arrest of Tracy Rollins, 28, on Wednesday.
Rollins, a Dallas truck driver, was arrested in Milldale, Connecticut, on charges of manslaughter and body abuse, PennLive reported.
The note had Rollins’ name, a phone number and an email address, investigators said. Authorities also said Landrith recently traveled to Indiana and Wisconsin.
Rollins told investigators he did not know Landrith and had traveled with a woman named “Leslie” whom he had met at a truck stop in Connecticut, according to an affidavit obtained by PennLive.
He said he and Leslie traveled to Maine; Brooklyn, New York; Connecticut; and Wisconsin, states the affidavit.
Police have learned that the model made hotel reservations in December under the name Leslie Myers, the outlet reported.
Landrith’s family mourned her death, but were happy that an arrest had finally been made.
“We are relieved,” Brother George Landrith told PennLive. “It does not alleviate the feeling of loss.”
“His family loved him very much,” he added. “None of this brings her back. It is important that she receives justice.