Marc Gagnier and Janita Grover, parents of Jenny Gagnaire, better known as Mercedes Moore, spoke publicly for the first time after their daughter’s unfortunate death. ABC 13 Reporter Stefania O’Cole spoke with them as they shared the harrowing details surrounding his death Houston The supermodel and how much she meant to her family. Janita shared about her daughter and the impact of her death on her, saying, “She’s a person. This was our baby. She was very famous in her world and very loved in ours.” Mark also talked about the beauty of Mercedes and how it scared him knowing she had thousands of followers on her Instagram page. He told Stefania that Mercedes kept trying to become more beautiful and that she worked hard on her appearance, which greatly frightened him. Still, with trepidation, he said he never imagined the scene when he arrived at his 33-year-old daughter’s apartment on the day she died last Sunday night.
Her father participated in viewing her dead body inside her home. “I know my daughter,” said Mark, “and when I got to my daughter’s house, and it was closed, and she didn’t answer my phone call, which isn’t like her, I knew something had happened.” He went on to say that he did not hesitate to kick the door and explained that what he saw was not something he did not want another parent to go through. The scene in which he finds his daughter is as tragic as her death.
Reports indicate that Mark and his girlfriend found Mercedes killer Kevin Accorto with a knife in his neck. Investigators believe he stabbed himself. Around the apartment, Mark also found graffiti on the wall either of lipstick or pens, notes of confession, apologies, and professed love for Mercedes. Detectives don’t believe Kevin knew her personally. According to the Fort Bend County medical examiner, Mercedes was strangled and suffered a concussion. Roommates, let us continue to keep our beloved Mercedes in our thoughts and prayers.
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