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Former Playboy Model Found Strangled To Death In Her Bedroom

Just days before Christina Carlin-Kraft's murder, police were reportedly investigating a theft at the same location.

By Gina Tron

A former Playboy model was found dead inside her Ardmore, Pennsylvania condominium, which she had only recently moved into.

Investigators say Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, was strangled to death in her own bedroom on Wednesday night, according to WTXF in Philadelphia. Police were called to her home to perform a welfare check and they spent most of Thursday gathering evidence from the scene.

A coroner ruled her death a homicide caused by “ligature strangulation,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

The previous Saturday, police were at Carlin-Kraft's home investigating a possible theft, WTXF reported. It’s not clear if the crimes could be connected.

No arrests have been made and no suspects have been named in the model’s death. A possible motive has not been released.

"There does not appear to be any current concern for residents in the area," Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Lower Merion Township Police Superintendent Michael J. McGrath said in a statement.

In 2016, Carlin-Kraft was accused of kicking a restaurant manager in the crotch in Manhattan's Upper West Side, according to the New York Post. However, those charges were eventually dismissed.

A Model Mayhem page that appears to belong to Carlin-Kraft states, “I’ve done runway shows, print work, commercials for jewelry and evening gowns, and i did a tasteful photo shoot for Playboy that was beyond hollywood glamour!”

She went on to say that she has modeled for Vanity Fair, Victoria’s Secret, Redken, Loreal, MAC Cosmetics and Maxim Magazine.

“I'm willing to travel and i love to meet new exciting people with high energy and a kind heart,” she wrote.

Police have reportedly been asking business owners located near the model’s home to hand over surveillance video, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lower Merion Police Department at 610-649-1000 or the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at 610-278-3368.

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