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Police ask for help to identify suspect in murder of former Playboy model

Junie Sihlangu
Aug 28, 2018
10:12 A.M.

On August 22, a model named Christina Carlin-Kraft was strangled in her apartment in Philadelphia. The police have since taken out a video showing the suspect in the case.

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The man went with her to her apartment and was seen on security footage. However, he was never seen leaving the building.

Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, was a model who grew up in Atlantic County. She was found dead last Wednesday night in the bedroom of her Ardmore, Pennsylvania, condo.

Camera images captured a man who had contact with Carlin-Kraft in the early-morning hours of the same day. The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has since called the unidentified man "a person of interest" in the murder.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The victim and the man apparently met near South Broad and Locust streets in Philadelphia.

He was also spotted near a subway station at 15th and Market streets. It’s believed that the suspect may have used a ride-sharing service from the area around 13th and Locust streets to Sibley Avenue in Ardmore.

Carlin-Kraft and the man were seen entering her building but the footage doesn’t show him leaving. Authorities suspect the suspect may have jumped from her second-floor balcony.

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According to her profile on a modeling website, the victim had modeled for Playboy, Vanity Fair, L'Oreal, Maxim Magazine, and others. Her obituary stated that she was a "small town girl" from Margate who went on to have a successful fashion career.

"Whether spending time with loved ones, caring for animals or lending her talents to design, Christina carried herself with warmth and grace," the obituary continued.

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"Christina's death brought expressions of grief from family members, friends and former design and fashion colleagues from Manhattan to Los Angeles and residents of her hometown, Margate, New Jersey," it read.

The police have asked that anyone who can identify the man or who has information about the homicide to call the Lower Merion Police Department at 610-649-1000 or the Montgomery County detectives at 610-278-3368.

Anonymous text tips can be sent using the STOPit app.

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