Person of interest sought after ex-Playboy model, strangled in Pennsylvania house



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 authorities in the suburbs in Philadelphia are looking for a person of interest in the murder of a former Playboy playmate was discovered strangled in her apartment.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office released surveillance video and photos on Monday of a man described as a “person of interest” in the death of 36-year-old Christina Carlin-Kraft.

Carlin-Kraft was found dead on Wednesday 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 DA’s office said the 36-year-old was seen on surveillance video in Philadelphia early Wednesday walking with the man, who wore a black jacket with a white headscarf.

The police are searching for a man as a person of interest in the murder of former Playboy model Christina Carlin-Kraft.

(Facebook/Montgomery County DA)

“The man can also use a ridesharing service from the area of 13th and Locust Street to Sibley Avenue in Ardmore,” the officials said.

The officials told FOX29 that surveillance cameras caught the man entering the apartment complex where Carlin-Kraft lived, but he is never seen leaving, possibly to escape through a balcony.


The 36-year-old’s body was found hours later after a check on the welfare of the police.

The murder happened near a popular luxury shopping mall, making the residents fear that the killer is still there five days later.

Detectives looking for help identifying a person of interest in the Ardmore murder. Anyone with info please call Montco Detectives 610-278-3368 or Lower Merion PD 610-649-1000, or anonymously text tips with the help of STOPit app.

— Montgomery County DA (@MontcopaDA) August 27, 2018

“I’m afraid, I left the city for that reason. Because of the crime. So be sure to use this to make us worry,” Ardmore resident Nancy Klinghoffer told FOX29.

The one-time Playboy model, had at least a minor brush with the law, according to court papers. In 2016 Carlin-Kraft attacked a waiter in a chic Manhattan restaurant, the New York Post reported. Carlin-Kraft was charged with misdemeanor assault, attempted assault and harassment. Prosecutors later dismissed the charges.

Anyone with information about the identity of the person of interest or the knowledge of a rideshare transportation he took to contact the Lower Merion Police Department on 610-649-1000 or the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at 610-278-3368.

Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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