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Body of Ex-Playboy Model Found Strangled in Bedroom of Ardmore Condo Near Suburban Square

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A playboy model was apparently the victim of a burglary just days before she was strangled on the Main Line. Now, authorities are hoping surveillance video will help them find her killer. (Published Friday, Aug 24, 2018 | Credit Deanna Durante) A playboy model was apparently the victim of a burglary just days before she was strangled on the... See More

A playboy model was apparently the victim of a burglary just days before she was strangled on the Main Line. Now, authorities are hoping surveillance video will help them find her killer.

(Published Friday, Aug 24, 2018)

A former model who has posed for Playboy was found strangled inside her upscale condominium near the popular Suburban Square shopping center on Pennsylvania's Main Line, authorities said.

The body of 36-year-old Christina Carlin-Kraft was discovered at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday inside her bedroom at a condo complex on Sibley Avenue in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, according to Montgomery County prosecutors. Police performing a welfare check found the woman's body.

The Montgomery County coroner on Thursday ruled the manner of death as homicide.

Detectives spent much of Thursday combing the condo and the complex for evidence. They collected surveillance video from nearby businesses. The complex sits adjacent to the Ardmore Farmers Market and Suburban Square.

Former Playboy Model Found Dead in Ardmore Was Strangled: Police

[PHI] Former Playboy Model Found Dead in Ardmore Was Strangled: Police

Carlin-Kraft's modeling credits include Playboy, Maxim, David Yurman and MAC Cosmetics, according to a profile on a modeling website. In 2016, she was charged with assault in New York City for striking a restaurant staffer. The charges were later dropped.

Prosecutors said there doesn't appear to be concern for nearby residents.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lower Merion police at 610-649-1000.