Authorities in Philadelphia have released surveillance video and images of a person of interest sought in connection with the murder of a model who was found dead in her apartment last week.
Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, was found dead inside her home in Ardmore, a suburb of Philadelphia on Wednesday. Police say she was strangled to death in the bedroom of her condo, a condo she had only recently moved into.
On Sunday, police and Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele released surveillance photographs and video showing a person of interest.
“The surveillance depicts a male who had contact with the victim during the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 22, 2018,” they wrote in a press release. They believe he rode the subway and may have also used a ridesharing service around the time of Carlin-Kraft’s murder.
Just days before the model’s murder, she reported a theft in her building, according to WTXF in Philadelphia. It’s unclear if that is related to her death.
"She was the sweetest girl, loving and kind and generous and thoughtful," Kraft's aunt, Angelique Carlin, told NBC10 in Philadelphia. "Those are the things I will miss about my niece."
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.
Anyone who knows the identity or whereabouts of the man captured in the surveillance footage is asked to contact the Lower Merion Police Department at 610-649-1000 or the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at 610-278-3368. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to the free STOPit app available for both Apple and Android phones. You can download STOPit to your phone by using code MONTCOPA to provide any information.
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