Playboy model, strangled found in her house
Police are searching for a person of interest that they believe may be involved in the killing of Christina Carlin-Kraft.
The man charged with the murder Wednesday in the death of a former Playboy playmate who was strangled is found in her apartment last week, had his release from the prison for a month for allegedly committing the crime, reports say.
Jonathan Wesley Harris, 30, served three years in prison for the robbery and had a history of drug and violent crime arrests, although most of them were rejected or withdrawn, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Harris was arrested in Pittsburgh in the death of Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, who was found dead in her Philadelphia-area apartment last week. Researchers believe Carlin-Kraft and Harris had not met before the night of her death.
Jonathan Wesley Harris, right, was on Wednesday arrested in Pittsburgh in the strangulation death of the former Playboy playmate, Christina Carlin-Kraft.
(Facebook/Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office)
Stuart Kraft, Christina’s father, told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, her daughter “was her usual self, full of life,” as the couple had a dinner on the Jersey Shore two weeks ago.
He said that he was shocked to hear Harris had released about a month before he was arrested in his daughter’s murder.
“Someone should be held responsible for her death,” he told the newspaper. He said that he was considering hiring a lawyer to investigate Harris’ release.
Carlin-Kraft was found dead on Aug. 22 in the bedroom of her apartment in the chic suburb of Ardmore, just west of Philadelphia. Her cause of death was ruled “ligature strangulation.”
The researchers say that, in the early hours on the day she was murdered, Carlin-Kraft left her apartment, and was seen on surveillance video meeting Harris and entering a vehicle together. The researchers said the two returned to her apartment about an hour after the meeting.
A text message helped Harris to the police, authorities said.
“I met this sexy ass white b—-,” Harris reportedly texted to a friend. “I’m at her crib in Ardmore.”
Harris left the apartment around 5 hours
The authorities were still looking for Andre Melton, 31, who is accused of burglarizing her apartment days for Carlin-Kraft murder, according to the Inquirer. It was not clear whether the burglary and the murder were related.
Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.