Mirjana Puhar: Tyra Banks leads tributes to murdered America's Next Top Model star

The 19-year-old model was found in a home in North Carolina

Supermodel and America's Next Top Model host Tyra Banks has led the tributes to model contestant Mirjana Puhar.

The 19 year old was found dead at a home in North Carolina alongside two other victims, named as boyfriend Jonathan Cosme Alvarado, 23, and their friend Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia, 21. They had all been shot.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic news about Mirjana Puhar. She was a vivacious and promising young woman. Our hearts and prayers go out to her loved ones," the show's executive producers Banks and Ken Mok said in a joint statement.

 

Banks added her personal condolences on Twitter.

J Alexander, also a judge on the modelling reality show, tweeted her sorrow.

Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, 19, has been charged with killing Puhar and her friends. He is facing three counts of first-degree murder.