The body of Stacey Blahnik was found Monday night on the 1800 block of Manton Street in Point Breeze.
She was found dead by her boyfriend with a pillow case around her neck.
Police believe she may have been strangled.
There is no word yet on the identity of a suspect.
Blahnik was well-known both locally and nationally through her work as a mentor through the "House of Blahnik" organization.