Angie Kukawski Murder Update: Kim Kardashian's Former Business Manager Reportedly Killed By 'Sadistic' BF Jason Barker
More updates on the tragic murder of Angela "Angie" Kukawski are coming in.
As OK! previously reported, Kim Kardashian's former business manager was found dead in the trunk of a car last week near Los Angeles. Authorities noticed a stab wound on her body after finding her in the trunk. She was only 55.
Now, a new report has surfaced naming her boyfriend, Jason Barker, as the alleged killer. Police claim Barker killed Kukawski at her home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., tossed her in the trunk and drove to a relative's house in nearby Simi Valley in the early hours of Thursday, December 23, reported TMZ.
The outlet reported the murder weapon was a knife, and the Los Angeles District Attorney said Barker killed his girlfriend "with the intent to cause cruel and extreme pain and suffering for the purpose of revenge, extortion, persuasion and for a sadistic purpose."
Barker is currently being held on $2 million bond after he was apprehended at his relatives home with Kukawski's deceased body in the trunk of the car.
Kukawski worked at Boulevard Management in Woodland Hills, Calif. According to the company's site, they specialize in "financial management services to entertainers, athletes, and high-net worth individuals."
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A member of her firm, Todd Bozick, released a statement following the news of her shocking death: "We are saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski. Angie was a kind, wonderful person, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our deepest condolences go out to all of Angie’s family and friends."
The late business manager reportedly worked with high profile clients such as the Kardashians, Nicki Minaj, Kim's estranged ex Kanye West, rapper Offset and the estate of late rap icon Tupac Shakur.
Kukawski was a mother-of-five and according to those close to her was "beloved' in the industry. Pals described her as "hard-working" and "a straight shooter."
The Kardashian-Jenner family have also spoken out about the late manager's tragic death. "Angela was truly the best." They said in a statement. "She cared about everyone 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."