A Texas truck driver has been charged in connection with the killing of a former model whose body was found riddled with bullets along the side of a Pennsylvania interstate Sunday morning.
The body of Rebecca Landrith, 47, was found along an eastbound Interstate 80 interchange ramp in West Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania state troopers said. PennLive.com reported that an autopsy showed that the Virginia native was shot multiple times in the head, neck and throat.
The medical examiner found 18 bullets in Landrith’s body. Her injuries included two defensive wounds to her hand, indicating she fought back, court documents allege.
Tracy Ray Rollins Jr., 28, of Dallas, was charged Wednesday with criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse, according to court records. Authorities said he was arrested in Hartford County by Connecticut state troopers, with the assistance of Pennsylvania troopers working the case.
Landrith, who PennLive.com described as an accomplished violinist with a heart for charitable organizations, had been a model in New York City. She was also a finalist in 2014 for the title of Miss Manhattan.
Watch an interview with Rebecca Landrith from March 2014, when she attended the 3rd Annual Winter Film Awards.