High-profile Los Angeles business manager and mother-of-five who worked with Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj, Angela Kukawski, found dead in the trunk of her car. The Daily Mail says that her boyfriend Jason Barker has been arrested and charged after her body was found.
Angela Kukawski, 55, was found dead with a stab wound in the Simi Valley neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles police reported. Jason Barker, Kukawski’s boyfriend, was arrested hours after her body was found. The 49-year-old is being held at Van Nuys Jail on a $3 million bond, police said.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed murder charges against Barker. Police believe the boyfriend killed Kukawski in their Sherman Oaks home on December 22, put her body in his car, and drove to a relative’s home in Simi Valley.
Kukawski’s death has been ruled a homicide with her cause of death being sharp and blunt force injuries of the head and neck and strangulation, the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed to DailyMail.com.
The mother-of-five worked at Boulevard Management which specializes in ‘financial management services to entertainers, athletes, and high-net worth individuals,’ according to their site.
‘Angela was truly the best. She cared about everyone of us and made things happen that were impossible,’ the Kardashian family said in a statement to DailyMail.com
Authorities were investigating what began as a missing person’s case when they found Kukawski’s car in the 1500 block of Patricia Avenue around 2 a.m., police said.
Kukawski maintained many high-profile clients. Along with the Kardashians and Minaj, she also worked with Kanye West, rapper Off-set and the late rapper Tupac Shukar’s estate.
Flip to the next page for photos of Angela Kukawski with the Kardashians and LAPD’s statement on the incident.