Model Rebecca Landrith Found Shot Dead On Pennsylvania Interstate
Model Rebecca Landrith was found dead on Interstate 80 in Union County Pennsylvania on Sunday. A Pennsylvania Department of transport worker found her body on the side of the road.
A coroner confirmed that Landrith had been shot a total of 18 times, with gunshot wounds to her head, neck and throat. State police said in a statement that Landrith had a Virginia address and ties to multiple states. They said she was wearing blue maternity jeans, a purple shirt and a black leather jacket when she was found.
Truck driver Tracy Rollins was arrested on Wednesday in connection with her death. Investigators found a note in her pocket that listed Rollins’ name and contact information. He was arrested in Connecticut and charged with criminal homicide and abuse of corpse.
According to police, surveillance footage and cell phone data linked Rollins to locations found on receipts in Landrith’s pockets. Police allegedly found blood, shell casings and evidence that cleaning solutions were used in Rollins’ truck. When questioned, Rollins said he did not know who Landrith was and said he was traveling with a woman named “Leslie.”
According to an affidavit, police believe Landrith was shot in Rollins’ vehicle. Police did not list a motive.
George Landrith, the model’s brother, said the family was relieved an arrest had been made.
“It doesn’t ease the sense of loss,” George said. “Her family loved her dearly. None of this brings her back. It is important she receives justice.”
Landrith was a finalist in the 2014 Miss Manhattan contest and America’s It Girl Miss Lady Liberty. Her iStudio page said she loved music, fashion and had previously worked in law.