Vanessa Watson-Banks and her boyfriend Louis McCrae were found dead in what police say was a murder-suicide Tuesday morning in Nicetown.
On that morning she drove McCrae to the train station and as they sat in her SUV McCrae shot Watson and then turned the gun on himself.
Vanessa was only 26, a mother of three and an aspiring model who went by the stage name Vanessa Banks.
She walked the runway at New York’s Fall Fashion Week for designer Hally McGehean in September also recently participated in BET’s Rip the Runway and appeared in numerous photo shoots and music videos.
Sharon Watson, aunt of the young model tells ABC Philadelphia this was completely unexpected saying:
“We didn’t expect nothing like that. She took him and embraced [him], like she embraced everybody,”
This is very sad news. We send our prayers and thoughts to Vanessa and her family. R.I.P.
SOURCE: Unheard Voices