Mercedes Morr targeted by trolls after 'murder-suicide' death as friend forced to say she DIDN'T have sugar daddy or HIV
THE family of Instagram star Mercedes Morr has hit out at trolls spreading rumors after she was strangled in an apparent murder-suicide.
The model's sister London Gagnier has also claimed that she was stalked before her death by a man from another state.
The 33-year-old social media influencer and model, whose real name is Jenae Gagnier, was found dead at her home in Richmond, Texas on Sunday.
The body of a man, who police later identified as 34-year-old Kevin Accorto, was also found at the property, according to ABC 13.
On Tuesday, cops confirmed that Gagnier died from strangulation and Accorto from multiple blunt force trauma with a pointed object.
A motive has not yet been released.
Police do not believe that Gagnier and Accorto knew each other.
However, sister London fired back that she was "stalked."
London posted on Instagram: "She wasn't robbed. It was just a stalker from outta state who'd BEEN stalking her."
The star's family and close friends have also since hit out regarding stories being shared about her death.
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They also slammed claims she was robbed or that she died from Covid.
"Listen Mercedes did not have a sugar daddy or a pimp," wrote friend and fellow Instagram star HTownCiara.
"Never did. she was not robbed, she did not have HIV, she didn't have Covid, she wasn't in an accident.
"Yes, she was murdered. When the investigation is complete the family will release the details. Please be respectful of her and her family.
"We will keep you all updated. Please stop with the misinformation. Thank you.
"It’s crazy that we have to even post this but y’all getting outta line with these crazy disrespectful a** stories if you don’t see it post on my page," she added in the caption.
"And this had nothing to do with the club Mercedes hasn’t danced since last year in dec. THIS IS THE HARDEST S**T IN THE WORLD WE ARE DEALING SO PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL PLEASE."
Other friends reposted messages from Gagnier's family about the spread of misinformation.
"The false statements put out by social media and several news outlets are alarming," wrote dad Mark Gagnier.
"The death of my daughter is still under investigation.
"Until we have all the facts no statement will be made please respect the family."
It is thought the family is referencing online forums where people speculated about the death.
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