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Playboy Model Strangled in Philadelphia Apartment

Police investigating the murder of Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2018 2:07 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A 36-year-old who modeled for Playboy, Victoria's Secret, Maxim, and others has been strangled to death in her suburban Philadelphia apartment, reports local affiliate Fox 29. Police found Christina Carlin-Kraft—her Facebook page is here—in the bedroom of her condominium in Ardmore about 9:15pm Wednesday, reports the AP. Officers discovered her body while performing a welfare check, following up on an apparent robbery of her condo on Saturday, according to Fox.

It wasn't immediately clear if the two crimes were related. Police have not speculated about a motive or mentioned any suspects, but the Montgomery County District Attorney's office said there "doesn't appear to be any current concern" for other residents of the neighborhood. Carlin-Kraft had reportedly just moved into her condo. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be "ligature strangulation," suggesting the killer used some kind of a rope, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. (Read more Philadelphia stories.)

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