Former Playboy model 'found strangled in her bedroom'

Former Playboy model 'found strangled in her bedroom'

According to authorities in suburban Philadelphia, a former Playboy model has been found strangled to death in her home.

36-year-old, Christina Carlin-Kraft was discovered in the bedroom of her condominium complex in Lower Merion, Penn.

Law enforcement were called to the residence around 9:15pm on Wednesday for a welfare check, where they found Carlin-Kraft the victim of a purported homicide.

Carlin-Kraft was a model who credited herself with a "tasteful photoshoot for Playboy that was beyond Hollywood glamour".

An autopsy performed by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office determined that the model died by "ligature strangulation", and that the manner of death was homicide.

As of late Thursday night, police have not made any arrests.

In a statement released yesterday, Montgomery County District Attorney, Kevin Steele, and Lower Merion Township Police Superintendent, Michal McGrath, asserted that there does not appear to be a threat to other residents at this time.
Three days ago, Carlin-Kraft reported having several designer bags and pieces of jewellery stolen from her home, according to ABC 6. It is not yet clear whether this is connected to the 36-year-old's death.

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Back in March of 2016, Carlin-Kraft got into a scrape with the manager of The Smith restaurant in the Upper West Side in a dispute over the bill.

She was initially charged with misdemeanour assault, attempted assault and harassment, but the complaint was dismissed on the grounds that she kept out of trouble for the following six months.

Anyone with any information about the homicide has been asked to contact the Lower Merion Police Department or the Montgomery County Detective Bureau.