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

Police performing a welfare check found Christina Carlin-Kraft's body

What to Know

  • A 36-year-old woman was found dead Wednesday night by police performing a welfare check at her Ardmore condo.
  • An autopsy on Thursday revealed she was strangled and the manner of death was ruled homicide.
  • Police scoured her home for clues, but believe the incident to be isolated.

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.

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.

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