COPS in Pennsylvania are searching for clues surrounding the death of an ex Playboy model who was found strangled in her bedroom just days after a robbery at her home.
Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, was found on Wednesday evening following a welfare check at her apartment in the west side suburb of Ardmore.
Cops had already been to her home in Pennsylvania on Saturday investigating a possible robbery
Police have not confirmed who initiated the wellness check.
Cops had already been to her home in Pennsylvania on Saturday investigating a possible robbery.
It was not immediately clear if that crime had anything to do with Carlin-Kraft’s death, law enforcement sources told local news.
Authorities said she was found strangled inside her condo’s bedroom.
According to an autopsy report, the lingerie model died as a result of “ligature strangulation”. No arrests have been made as yet.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele and Lower Merion Township Police Superintendent Michael McGrath assured residents in the upmarket neighbourhood that they are not under imminent threat.
Getty – Contributor Former Playboy model Christina Carlin-Kraft, right, was found dead inside her home, police said
Getty Images – Getty Christina, left pictured on a shoot for Maxim magazine
Facebook She was found following a welfare check
Facebook Police say it’s too early to establish whether the burglary was connected to her death
Google The apartment block where the model’s body was found
A resident who lives in the same building where Carlin-Kraft died told Philly.com that the model moved in just a week ago.
And according to ABC 6, Carlin-Kraft told police that several pieces of her jewellery and designer handbags were stolen in the burglary.
Ardmore resident Dave Farina told ABC 6 he was shocked to hear of the homicide.
He said: ” We never had that type of thing in Ardmore. Hardly ever. It’s enough to make me cry.
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Getty – Contributor Kraft posed for Maxim, Victoria’s Secret and Smashbox during her career
Facebook An autopsy reports says she died by ‘ligature strangulation’
Facebook Authorities said she was found strangled inside her condo’s bedroom “I’m praying for them that they find out who did it… and bring them to justice.”
In addition to modelling for Playboy, Carlin-Kraft also appeared in Maxim Magazine, Vanity Fair, Victoria’s Secret and Smashbox Cosmetics during her glamorous career, her Model Mayhem bio states.
She described her nationality to be Russian, German, with a hint of Swedish in her professional bio, in which she adds that she did a “tasteful photo shoot for Playboy that was beyond Hollywood glamour”.
She wrote: “I’ve done runway shows, print work, commercials for jewelry and evening gowns.
“I would like to build my portfolio with some more creative photographers who specialise in glamour and very high fashion!
“I really do enjoy photo shoots for swim wear and tasteful lingerie. I’m willing to travel and I love to meet new exciting people with high energy and a kind heart.
“I look forward to working with you and hope to make this a great experience!”