Justin Balough, producer, 32
Married, one child, a three-year-old boy, Drew.
Producer of Soul Mate.
Formerly assistant producer for World’s Most Deadly Professions.
Grew up in Port St. Joe, FL, moved to LA after high school.
Graduate UCLA; screenwriter, producer, commercials and shorts, indie prod, came to attention on Short Shorts, a reality TV show which showcased young directors. Justin was involved in a tragic drag-racing accident when he was 17. His passenger, Todd Haddox (whose father later became Attorney General of the United States), died at the scene. Justin was charged as an adult and served a three-year prison sentence.
Where found: in bed with Tanya Williams, throat slit, mutilated after death
Brendan Shayles, 22
Openly gay and proud of it
Worked as a professional model and actor in Los Angeles
Signed with Dara Maralee Talent Agency
Waiter at Fractures
Loved his dog, Rowf, a mutt
Hobbies: singer in a boy’s band (when younger), modeling, acting, Graphic novels Volunteered at animal shelter
Where found: near the long bar separating the kitchen from the living area, throat slashed.
Amber Redmond, 24
Born: Rapid City, South Dakota
Majored in Music Education at the University of Arizona
Fan of rodeo, particularly bull riding
Wedding to fiancé, Shane Clark, planned for September
She was homesick for her fiancé and her big family – two brothers and a sister
Was planning to be a music teacher in the schools
Where found: on Zebra-skin rug near fireplace in living room, alongside Connor Fallon. Throat slashed.
Connor Fallon, 21
From Star Prairie, Wisconsin
Lives in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Attended the University of Minnesota, Major in Business
“Single and looking”
Downhill skiing (competitively), ice hockey, used to sing in a band
Recently broke up with his girlfriend
Where found: on Zebra-skin rug alongside Amber Redmond. Throat slashed.
Tanya Williams, 26
Born in Atlanta
Owned a dress boutique called Shapes.
Bachelors Degree in Modern Dance from Georgia State
Masters in Business Administration
Divorced, mother of six-year-old Shanaia
Sang back-up for well-known recording artists in the Atlanta music scene, including L’Oiseau
Had affair with producer Justin Balough
Where found: in bed beside producer Justin Balough in upstairs front bedroom, died of slit throat. Her body was mutilated and two eights were painted on the wall of the bedroom with her blood.
Brienne Cross was found lying on couch. Cause of death exsanguination due to slit throat.
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Filed Under: Soul Mate New TV Reality Show