In a heartbreaking turn of events, the widely followed Instagram influencer and model known as Beauty Couch, also recognized as Beauty Katera, was tragically discovered lifeless on Wednesday, August 23rd, in Austell, Georgia. Her lifeless body was found a short distance away from her charred vehicle, which had been set ablaze. This incident has sent shockwaves through her followers and the online community.
Authorities have since named her boyfriend, Eugene Louis-Jocques, as the prime suspect in this shocking case. The Austell police issued a warrant for his arrest on serious charges, including murder, arson, and aggravated assault. Following an intensive three-day manhunt, law enforcement successfully apprehended Louis-Jocques near St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana, a location he was known to be associated with.
A social media influencer known for roller skating content, Beauty Couch (22), was found deceased by her burning vehicle last week near Atlanta, Georgia. Suspect Eugene Louis-Jacques (21) has been taken into custody in Louisiana for murder, arson, and aggravated assault charges. pic.twitter.com/mez0zGXZxn
— Rose (@901Lulu) August 27, 2023
The arrest of Louis-Jocques, who stands accused of the murder of Beauty Couch, took place after extensive efforts by both Georgia and Louisiana law enforcement agencies. He is currently in custody at the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Facility, awaiting extradition to Cobb County, Georgia, where he will face trial for his alleged crimes.
The haunting saga began when the 22-year-old influencer was reported missing on August 22nd by her concerned parents. The following day, firefighters responded to a report of a brush fire in the area and discovered Beauty Couch’s vehicle engulfed in flames. Tragically, she was not at the scene.
After a meticulous search, authorities found her lifeless body in close proximity to the burnt-out vehicle. Early indications suggested foul play, leading to the identification of Eugene Louis-Jocques as the prime suspect in her death. A warrant was swiftly issued, marking a turning point in the investigation.
The efforts to track down the suspect led law enforcement to his association with St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana. With careful surveillance, they succeeded in capturing Louis-Jocques on August 26th during a traffic stop within the parish. Sheriff Randy Smith of St. Tammany Parish expressed his commitment to justice, stating, “We do not take kindly to people who think they can commit a crime elsewhere and try to hide in St. Tammany Parish.”
As the legal proceedings unfold, the motive behind the tragic loss of Beauty Couch remains shrouded in mystery. Friends and family remember her as a caring and vibrant individual who brought positivity to those around her. Her last Instagram post, dated August 20th, featured herself alongside references to her boyfriend.
The shocking nature of this case has raised questions about the circumstances that brought Beauty Couch, an Atlanta native, into a relationship with Louis-Jocques, hailing from Naples, Florida. The senseless loss of a young life has left many in disbelief, as her sister Leila Brown aptly voiced, “She impacted a lot of people and she did nothing to anybody for anyone to want to do her like this.”