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Los Angeles business manager’s boyfriend who worked with the Kardashians has been arrested for her murder

Los Angeles business manager’s boyfriend and mother of five who worked with the Kardashians and Nicki Minaj is arrested after he was found ‘murdered’ in the trunk of his car

  • Angela Kukawski, 55, was found dead in the trunk of her car on Thursday morning
  • Her boyfriend Jason Barker, 49, has been charged with murder and is being held in Ventura County Jail on $3 million bond.
  • The medical examiner’s office confirmed that Kukawski’s cause of death was acute, blunt force injuries to the head and neck and strangulation.
  • Police believe Barker killed his girlfriend at their Sherman Oaks home, placed her body in his car, then drove to a relative’s home in Simi Valley.
  • Kukawski worked as a business manager at Boulevard Management with high profile clients including the Kardashians, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West.

The boyfriend of a popular Los Angeles business executive who has worked with celebrities including the Kardashians and Nicki Minaj has been charged after he was found murdered in the trunk of his car early Thursday morning, authorities said.

Angela Kukawski, 55, was found dead from 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 his body was discovered. The 49-year-old is being held in Van Nuys prison on $3 million bail, police said.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed murder charges against Barker. Police believe the boyfriend killed Kukawski at their Sherman Oaks home on December 22, put his body in his car and drove to a relative’s home in Simi Valley.

Kukawski’s death was ruled a homicide, with his cause of death being acute, blunt-force injuries to 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 for artists, athletes and high net worth individuals”, according to their site.

‘Angela was truly the best. She cared about all of us and made impossible things happen,’ the Kardashian family said in a statement to DailyMail.com

Los Angeles business manager Angela Kukawski, who worked with the Kardashians, Nick Minaj and Kanye West, was found dead in the trunk of a car early Thursday morning (Pictured: Kuakski, Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian’s clients )

Kukawski’s boyfriend Jason Barker has been arrested and is being held on $2 million bail in connection with Kukawski’s death (Pictured: Kukawski’s clients Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West)

Kukawaski worked as a business manager at Boulevard Management.  They declined to comment on his death (Picture: Kukawski's client Nicki Minaj)

Kukawaski worked as a business manager at Boulevard Management. They declined to comment on his death (Picture: Kukawski’s client Nicki Minaj)

“She will be greatly missed and we send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones during this most difficult time.”

Authorities were investigating what began as a missing person case when they found Kukawski’s car in the 1500 block of Patricia Avenue around 2 a.m., police said.

Kukawski has maintained many high profile clients. Along with the Kardashians and Minaj, she has also worked with Kanye West, rapper Off-set and the estate of late rapper Tupac Shukar.

“We are saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski,” Boulevard’s Todd Bozick and Lester Knispel said in a statement to Variety.

“Angie was a kind and 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 ‘beloved’ mother and friend is remembered by a loved one as a ‘hard worker’ and a ‘straight shooter’, Vareity reported.

The investigation surrounding Kukawaski’s death is still ongoing.

Barker is due in Van Nuys City Court on January 12 at 8:30 a.m.

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