Kim Kardashian’s business manager has been murdered, and the manager’s boyfriend has been charged, according to TMZ.
Police found Angela Kukawski, 55, who represented Kardashian, dead Dec. 23 in a vehicle near an address in Simi Valley a day after she had been reported missing, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Kukawski’s boyfriend, Andrew Barker, 49, was arrested Tuesday and charged with her murder Wednesday, ABC reported.
Investigators believe that Barker killed Kukawski inside their home in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles, then drove her to Simi Valley. The murder weapon is believed to be a knife, and the district attorney says Barker murdered Kukawski “with the intent to cause cruel and extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion and for a sadistic purpose.”
“We are saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski,” Todd Bozick of Boulevard Management, where Kukawski worked, said in a statement. “Angie was a kind, wonderful person, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.”
The Kardashian family released a statement regarding the news of Kukawski’s death.
“Angela was truly the best. She cared about every one of us and made things happen that were impossible. She will be greatly missed and we send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones during this most difficult time,” the family said.