Who is Tracy Ray Rollins Jr? Rebecca Landrith Suspect, Arrested, Biography, Wiki
A Texas man has been arrested in the death of Rebecca Landrith, whose body was found along Interstate 80 this past weekend.
According to a release from Pennsylvania State Police, 28-year-old Tracy Ray Rollins Jr, from Dallas, Texas was arrested in Milldale, Connecticut on Wednesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Rollins is awaiting extradition back to Pennsylvania.
Is Tracy Ray Rollins Jr killed Rebecca Landrith?
Landrith was originally found over the weekend alongside Interstate 80 by White Deer Township in Union County.
State troopers apprehended the suspect wanted in the murder of a Virginia woman who was shot multiple times and dropped along an Interstate 80 off-ramp in Union County.
Who is Tracy Ray Rollins Jr
Tracy Ray Rollins Jr., 28, of Dallas, Texas, was apprehended Wednesday in Milldale, Connecticut, by state troopers from Pennsylvania and Connecticut, according to a press release from Trooper Tyler Watson of the Milton station.
Watson charged Rollins with criminal homicide and abuse of corpse, the latter charge being a misdemeanor. Charges were filed at the office of Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Mensch. The offense date on the charges is Saturday and the location is West Buffalo Township, a different municipality from where the victim was discovered.
Rollins awaits extradition back to Pennsylvania, the release states.
Rebecca Landrith Murder
A PennDOT worker discovered the body of 47-year-old Rebecca Landrith on Sunday morning near the eastbound off-ramp at the Mile Run exit on Interstate 80 in White Deer Township — about 11 miles west of the Route 15 interchange. Police said Landrith was wearing maternity jeans, a purple shirt with a black leather jacket.
Union County Coroner Dominick Adamo’s autopsy determined she suffered gunshots to her head, neck and throat, the coroner said.
PennLive discovered Landrith was a former model based in Manhattan, N.Y., and cited Union County District Attorney Pete Johnson in saying she was identified using paperwork found on her and confirming her fingerprints.
Police said Landrith has ties to South Dakota and Utah and that she recently traveled through parts of the Midwest.
Adamo said it’s likely Landrith was killed elsewhere Saturday or Sunday and was left along the interstate. He ruled the death a homicide.
Rebecca Landrith, 47, of Virginia, was shot multiple times in the head, neck, and throat, according to Adamo. The death has been ruled a homicide. State police have not said if there has been a suspect identified at this time.
Investigators identified Landrith by tracing paperwork found on her body and then matching it to fingerprints. Although Landrith did not have identification on her, there were receipts that indicated she had been in Indiana and Wisconsin, according to reporting by PennLive.
Landrith was a former model who was a finalist for a Miss Manhattan contest in 2014. In a bio posted on Landrith’s professional website, she said she was “a native born Virginian and raised in Alexandria.”
“I love clothes and have a great wardrobe to style myself and bring to shoots. I know high fashion labels and have fabulous shoes with all my outfits,” Landrith wrote in the bio. Landrith also said in the bio: “…favorite color pink, love music, and am an accomplished violinist, enjoy performances and arts, cultured, bright and bubbly personality, energetic, easy going, vegetarian, healthy lifestyle, good skin, highly educated and have worked in the field of law.”
Landrith’s modeling career included bathing suit shoots, editorial/print, glamour shots, runway, and high fashion, according to her website.
The investigation continues. State Police said there is no more information being released at this time. Trooper Tyler Watson is the investigating officer.