A business leader who had worked with several prominent celebrities, including the Kardashian-Jenner family, was found dead this week, according to the Valley Bureau Homicide Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Angela Kukawski, 55, was reported missing in Sherman Oaks on December 22, police said.
She was later found dead inside her vehicle in the 1500 block of Patricia Ave in Simi Valley.
“Angela was really the best. She cared about each of us and made impossible things happen, “the Kardashian-Jenner family said in a statement to CNN.” We will miss her dearly and extend our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones during this period. this most difficult period. “
According to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office, Kukawski suffered blunt trauma and strangulation.
Authorities arrested Kukawski’s boyfriend Jason Barker, 49, on suspicion of murder.
Detectives allege that Barker killed Kukawski inside their Sherman Oaks home, put her in his vehicle before driving her body to Simi Valley and leaving the car there.
He was held in Van Nuys Prison and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed murder and torture charges against him.
According to inmate admission information posted on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department websiteBarker’s bond has been set at over $ 3 million and he is currently still in custody.
Barker is due in court on January 12.
It is not yet known whether Barker has retained the services of a lawyer.
Kukawski reportedly worked for Boulevard Management in Woodland Hills, Calif., where her client list included many celebrities like Nicki Minaj and Offset.
On Wednesday, Minaj took to her Instagram stories to post a tribute to Kukawski.
“The hardest-working, reliable, and sweetest person you can know,” Minaj wrote. “You didn’t deserve this Angela. My heart is breaking for your children. Rest in peace.”
Offset has also posted on its IG Stories.
“RIP Angie, honey, you helped me so much,” he wrote. “I have spoken to you every week, I do not believe (sic) SMH prayer to your soul.”
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