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Houston Instagram Model Mercedes Morr Dead At 33 After Suspected Murder-Suicide

Aug. 30 2021, Published 4:56 p.m. ET

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Mercedes Morr – a well-known Houston Instagram model and influencer — was found dead. Authorities are investigating the incident as a potential murder-suicide.

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According to a news release, the Richmond, Fort Bend authorities say the influencer’s body was found at her home alongside the body of an unidentified man around 4:30 PM Sunday, reports The Sun. Police are now investigating the two deaths as a potential murder-suicide.

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Source: @missmercedesmorr/Instagram
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Authorities believe the man they found dead alongside Morr’s body is the suspect in the murder-suicide in which Morr was the alleged victim. The man is described as in his 30s but has not yet been identified by officers, according to the news release.

Police also said they do not believe there was a relationship between the suspect and victim. The cause of death for the pair is pending autopsy results.

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Rapper Tory Lanez was the first one to confirm the model and influencer’s death Monday morning on Instagram. "Rest in peace Queen," the rapper said on an Instagram story alongside a picture of Morr.

Htown Ciara, one of Morr's closest friends, thanked people on Instagram for "all the prayers and calls regarding Mercedes." She also said that the late influencer’s "parents are asking that you respect the family."

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"We know everyone is concerned. We will update when all the information is confirmed," she added.

Not long after posting the message, Htown Ciara began posting on Morr’s stories, including a black screen with the writing "numb n" and a broken heart emoji. Another was a photograph of the two best friends with the words "how you just going break my heart like that."

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Source: @missmercedesmorr/Instagram

Following the news, many other of Morr's friends and fans started writing on her Instagram posts with their thoughts, prayers, and condolences.

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"Mercedes I'm so sorry, you did not deserve this at all," one fan wrote. "You had your whole life ahead of you."

Morr had over 2 million followers on Instagram, including the celebrities Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.

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Miss Mercedes Morr’s real name was Janae Gagnier.

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Source: @missmercedesmorr/Instagram
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