Angela “Angie” Kukawski, a Los Angeles business executive whose clients included Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, has been found dead after an apparent homicide.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Kukawski’s death in a statement shared on social media. She had been reported missing Dec. 22 in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles, and the next day she was found dead in her car nearly 30 miles away in Simi Valley.
LAPD News: Homicide victim found in Simi Valley pic.twitter.com/7eos9rfZef
— LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) December 29, 2021
Police have already arrested one suspect, Kukawski’s boyfriend Jason Barker, 49. Barker was sentenced to Van Nuys prison and, according to a criminal complaint obtained by rolling stonewas charged with one count of murder and one count of torture by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Detectives currently believe Barker killed Kukawski at their home in Sherman Oaks, placed his body in his car, and drove him to Simi Valley. Additionally, the criminal complaint states that Baker used a knife during the alleged crime. Investigators are still looking for additional information regarding the case.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office did not immediately return rolling stone‘s requests for comments.
With Minaj and West, Variety reports that Kukawski has also worked with other major artists and pop culture figures, including the Kardashian family, Migos’ Offset and the Tupac Shakur estate. His most recent employer was Boulevard Management, which specializes in accounting, asset management, estate planning, tax and other financial services for celebrities and entrepreneurs.
Boulevard did not immediately return a request for comment, although one of the company’s partners, Todd C. Bozick, said Variety“We are saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski. 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 the family and friends of Angie.