New particulars have emerged concerning the life and tragic homicide of a former mannequin and actuality star, who was discovered shot useless by an interstate off-ramp in western Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Rebecca Landrith, 47, had turn out to be estranged from her household earlier than dropping out of excessive society in New York Metropolis to journey the nation below an alias, hitchhiking in her closing months with the trucker accused of killing her.
Truck driver Tracy Rollins, 28, was arrested and charged together with her homicide and abuse of a corpse, after a word in Landrith’s pocket led investigators to him.
Whereas a lot stays mysterious concerning the occasions that led as much as Landrith being shot 18 occasions, clues about her closing years and months trace at a darker facet behind the high-fashion life-style that Landrith introduced to the world.
Rebecca Landrith, 47, had turn out to be estranged from her household earlier than dropping out of excessive society in New York Metropolis to journey the nation hitchhiking below an alias
Suspect Tracy Rollins, 28, whose identify was discovered on a word in Landrith’s pocket, has been charged with legal murder and abuse of corpse
Over time, Landrith seems to have turn out to be fixated on nebulous ‘corruption’ in enterprise and the federal government, a evaluate of her on-line path and interviews exhibits.
Landrith was born in Virginia, and stated she had a background within the authorized subject earlier than turning to modeling.
She appeared typically at charity occasions, and in 2014 was was each a finalist for the Miss Manhattan contest in New York Metropolis and America’s It Woman Miss Woman Liberty.
At across the identical time, she launched a vogue public relations enterprise referred to as Angel Rock PR.
In 2015, she confronted a misdemeanor prices of utilizing profanity over public airways and obstructing justice with out power in Virginia. These prices normally refer to creating threats over the phone and offering a false identify to police, and Landrith was discovered not responsible.
Over the subsequent a number of years, seemingly out-of-place references to evil and corruption started to appear on her firm’s web site.
Alongside skilled testimonials from vogue trade professionals, appeared quotes similar to ‘Corruption is Authorized in America The stuff you realized about authorities as a child is totally incorrect.’
One other ‘testimonial’ learn: ‘I imagine that Devil has tried to discourage and even kill you, as properly, which should imply that God has a superb plan for you–otherwise the enemy wouldn’t be working so exhausting to attempt you destroy you.’
Seemingly out-of-place references to evil and corruption started to appear on Landrith’s firm’s web site, which has not been up to date since round 2017
Landrith appeared to cease updating the location round 2017.
In 2016, she gave an interview stating: ‘I assumed I might accomplish this working within the authorized trade, however I could not because of the excessive stage of corruption and lack of integrity- nevertheless I take pleasure in working in Vogue and assembly designers and serving to non-profits develop.’
Little has been seen of her professionally since 2016, however she did seem at vogue occasions in New York in early 2020, photographs present.
In 2019, she was charged with a number of misdemeanors and site visitors violations in Arizona. One of many prices was offering a false identify to a police officer. Not one of the prices seem like drug associated.
Police investigating her demise realized that in December 2020, Landrith had booked right into a resort in Milford, Connecticut below the alias Leslie Myers, in line with courtroom paperwork.
Police stated Rollins and Landrith had been travelling throughout the nation since assembly at a truck cease in Connecticut in December.
Landrith is believed to have accompanied Rollins on his deliveries in Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Maine during the last three months.
Rebecca Landrith, 47, from Virginia was discovered useless along with the street close to West Buffalo Township, Union County in western Pennsylvania on Sunday
Landrith, who was initially from Alexandria, Virginia, was a 2014 finalist for the Miss Manhattan contest in New York Metropolis, in addition to America’s It Woman Miss Woman Liberty the identical yr.
She additionally appeared on WE TV’s ‘America’s It Woman’.
A bio on her iStudio web page states: ‘I am keen on vogue and the trade and am a heat climate particular person with a heat coronary heart. I’ve labored with some actually nice photographers and unbelievable individuals on this trade.
‘I really like garments and have an important wardrobe to type myself and produce to shoots. I do know excessive vogue labels and have fabulous footwear with all my outfits.’
The bio provides that she beforehand labored within the subject of legislation and that she had appeared in additional than 50 vogue exhibits since she began in 2009.
Landrith’s brother, George Landrith, instructed PennLive that his youthful sister had by no means married and had been estranged from the household for about 5 years.
He stated he knew little about her life since then. Her brother did say that their dad and mom are divorced and that their father lived in Utah.
She was the youngest of 5 siblings.
Pictured: A map exhibiting Landrith’s actions since December
Landrith, initially from Alexandria, Virginia, was a 2014 finalist for the Miss Manhattan contest in New York Metropolis, in addition to America’s It Woman Miss Woman Liberty the identical yr
A bio on Landrith’s iStudio web page states: ‘I am keen on vogue and the trade and am a heat climate particular person with a heat coronary heart. Pictured: A group of her modelling photos
Rollins is accused of capturing Landrith 18 occasions within the cab of his truck after which dumping her by the facet of the street.
Gunshot wounds had been discovered to Landrith’s head, neck, throat, chest and hand, in line with an announcement from Union County Coroner Dominick Adamo.
Police tracked him down after a word was present in Landrith’s pocket bearing his identify.
When police arrested Rollins on Wednesday in Connecticut, they discovered a bottle of bleach in his cab and indicators that the inside of the car had been disinfected.
Police stated the previous mannequin was discovered carrying blue maternity denims, a purple shirt and a black leather-based jacket however no socks or footwear, WLNS reported.
They imagine that she was killed just a few hours earlier than she was discovered close to the interchange ramp in Union County, round 120 miles north of Philadelphia.
Investigators imagine that Landrith had just lately traveled by way of Indiana and Wisconsin due to receipts they discovered on her from these states.
They recognized her utilizing fingerprints discovered on the receipts.
Landrith was reportedly discovered close to mile marker 199 on the eastbound I-80 (pictured)
Pictured: A information report from Fox56 exhibits the street close to the place the mannequin’s physique was discovered
When questioned by police, Rollins denied realizing Landrith.
He did, nevertheless, say that he had met a girl named ‘Leslie’ whose automotive had damaged down in Connecticut and that he had been touring together with her throughout the nation.
He stated drove by way of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.
In January, she met Rollins at a truck cease, and the pair traveled collectively till, it’s believed, he murdered her on February 7. Her physique was discovered at round 7am.
Rollins was arrested at one other truck cease in Milldale, Connecticut on February 10.
A legal grievance obtained by Philly Voice stated that surveillance video and mobile phone location information allegedly linked Rollins to the identical companies and occasions comparable to Landrith’s receipts.
Police arrested the suspect after monitoring down his truck.