Two women who worked as models have been found dead in their luxury apartments in downtown Los Angeles, sparking a police investigation and raising questions about their possible connection. The women, identified as Maleesa Mooney, 31, and Nichole Coats, 32, were discovered at locations six blocks from each other last week.
Maleesa Mooney: A rising star in real estate and music
Mooney was found dead on September 12 by officers conducting a welfare check after her family couldn’t reach her. She lived in a high-rise building in Bunker Hill, an affluent neighborhood in downtown LA. Mooney was a successful realtor and the sister of Guyanese pop star Jourdin Pauline, who posted a heartfelt tribute to her on Instagram.
Mooney’s death is being investigated as a homicide by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), which is seeking assistance from the public in identifying the person or people responsible for her death. The LAPD has not released any details about the cause of death or any suspects.
Nichole Coats: A model with a passion for animals
Coats was found dead on September 10 in her apartment in South Park, another upscale area in downtown LA. She was a model who had appeared in several magazines and campaigns, and also had a passion for animals. She had recently adopted a dog named Luna from a rescue shelter.
Coats’ death is not being investigated as a homicide, according to the LAPD, which is waiting for the county medical examiner’s report to determine the cause of death. However, Coats’ family members believe that she was murdered and that there are signs of foul play in her apartment. They also suspect that her death may be linked to Mooney’s.
A possible connection between the two deaths?
The two women had several similarities: they were both models, they lived in luxury apartments in downtown LA, they were both 31 or 32 years old, and they were both found dead within days of each other. However, the LAPD has not confirmed any connection between the two incidents and has said that they are not related.
The families of both women are demanding answers and justice for their loved ones. They are also concerned that there may be a serial killer targeting young women in LA. They have created online fundraisers to help with funeral expenses and to raise awareness about their cases.