The boyfriend of Instagram influencer Beauty Couch — whose body was found near a burned car in Georgia last week– has been arrested and charged with her murder.
Eugene Louis-Jocques, 21, was busted in Louisiana on Saturday, just three days after first responders found 22-year-old Couch’s remains after putting out her burning car that was left on the side of a road in Austell, Ga., authorities said.
Louis-Jocques, of Naples, Florida, was named as a suspect in the case, and police arrested him as he traveled through St. Tammany Parish, La., local outlet WWL-TV reported.
“Let the message be that we do not take kindly to people who think they can commit a crime elsewhere and try to hide in St. Tammany Parish,” Sheriff Randy Smith said in a statement.
“We were happy to help our counterparts in Georgia by locating this suspect and taking him into custody so he may face justice and Miss Couch’s family can begin to receive closure during this difficult time.”
Couch, who also went by Beauty Katera, has over 149,000 followers on Instagram, where she often shared videos of her dance moves while wearing roller skates.
She held her first ever skate class earlier this month and appeared to reference her boyfriend in her final Instagram post featuring a series of bikini pictures.
“He said I look good in red, might as well call me sexy redd,” the caption read.
Couch’s sister Leila Brown, told WWL-TV that she couldn’t imagine a reason as to why anyone would kill the influencer.
“I can’t imagine her being in this situation at all because she was so lovable, so caring, so fun, and so amazing,” Brown said. “She impacted a lot of people and she did nothing to anybody for anyone to want to do her like this.”
Louis-Jocques has been charged with murder, arson and aggravated assault.
He was being held at the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Facility while awaiting extradition to Cobb County, Ga.
A representative for Louis-Jocques could not be immediately reached for comment.
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