A manager who had worked with several high-profile celebrities, including the Kardashian-Jenner family, was found dead this week, according to the Homicide division of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Office.
Angela Kukawski, 55, had been reported missing in Sherman Oaks on Dec. 22, according to police.
She was later found dead inside her vehicle on the 1500 block of Patricia Ave in Simi Valley.
“Angela was really the best. She cared about each of us and made things happen that were impossible,” the Kardashian-Jenner family said in a statement. “We will miss her very much and send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones during this difficult time.”
According to the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office, Kukawski suffered blunt force trauma and strangulation.
Authorities arrested Kukawski’s boyfriend, Jason Barker, 49, on suspicion of murder.
Detectives allege that Barker killed Kukawski inside his Sherman Oaks home, placed her inside his vehicle before taking her body to Simi Valley and leaving the car there.
He was booked into the Van Nuys Jail and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed murder and torture charges against him.
According to inmate intake information posted on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department site, the bond for Barker was set at more than $ 3 million and he is currently still in custody.
Barker is scheduled to appear in court on January 12.
It is not yet known if Barker has retained an attorney.
According to press reports, Kukawski had worked for Boulevard Management in Woodland Hills, California, where his client list included numerous celebrities such as Nicki Minaj and Offset.
This Wednesday, Minaj used her Instagram stories to post a tribute to Kukawski.
“The most hardworking, trustworthy and sweet person you could ever meet,” Minaj wrote. “You didn’t deserve this Angela. My heart is breaking for your children. Rest in peace.”
Offset also posted on his IG stories.
“DEP Angie is a sweetheart and you helped me so much,” she wrote. “I spoke to you every week. I don’t believe (sic) SMH’s prayer to your soul.”
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