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Model Rebecca Landrith shot and body dumped as man accused of ‘abusing corpse’

A fashion model has been killed and her body dumped by the side of a road after being shot 18 times, US police say.

Rebecca Landrith, 47, was found dead on Sunday morning in Pennsylvania, US, with a note in her pocket bearing the name of the man suspected of shooting her.

Tracy Rollins was arrested on Wednesday and charged with criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse.

Union County Coroner Dominick Adamo said in a statement Rebecca had gunshot wounds to her head, neck, throat, chest and hand. Eighteen bullets were found during the autopsy.

Her body was found near an interchange ramp in Union County, some 120 miles north west of Philadelphia.

Police believe she was killed a few hours before she was found and her death has been ruled as homicide.

Rebecca’s body was found near a main road with a note showing the suspected killer on it

She did not have any identification on her when she was found but fingerprints and receipts were enough to help investigators establish who she was.

The 28-year-old truck driver has been linked to the locations that appear on the receipts found on Rebecca, with mobile phone data and CCTV video helping police to identify that this was the case.

Police found blood and shell casings in Rollins’ truck and he had tried to clean his vehicle with bleach and other solutions, according to US media reports.

Tracy Ray Rollins Jr. of Dallas, Texas has been arrested and charged
Tracy Ray Rollins Jr. of Dallas, Texas has been arrested and charged

He was arrested, three days after Rebecca’s body was found, in Conneticut some 250 miles away.

Rebecca had some success as a model, with a bio on an iStudio page saying: “I adore fashion and the industry and am a warm weather person with a warm heart.

“I have worked with some really great photographers and fantastic people in this industry.”

Rebecca was a finalist in 2014 Miss Manhattan as well as America’s It Girl Miss Lady Liberty.

Her bio also reveals that she was an “accomplished violinist” as well as a model.

Speaking to PennLive, Rebecca’s brother George Landrith said that she had been estranged from the family for around five years before her untimely death.

She was one of five siblings, never married and is survived by her mother and father.

Investigations into the killing are ongoing and Rollins was due to be arraigned on Thursday.

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