Authorities: Model found dead on Philly Main Line strangled

August 25, 2018

This undated photo provided by the Kraft family shows Kelsey Kraft, left, and her sister Christina Carlin-Kraft. Authorities say Christina Carlin-Kraft, a model found dead Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in the bedroom of her apartment in Philadelphia's affluent Main Line suburb, was strangled. (Courtesy of the Kraft family via AP)

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a model found dead this week in the bedroom of her apartment in Philadelphia’s affluent Main Line suburb was strangled.

Lower Merion police say officers conducting a wellness check found 36-year-old Christina Carlin-Kraft around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday inside her first-floor unit at the Cambridge Square apartments in Ardmore. Her death has since been ruled a homicide.

A motive for the slaying remains under investigation. But the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office says there “doesn’t appear to be any current concern” for area residents.

Neighbors say Carlin-Kraft had just moved into her apartment last week. Her modeling profile lists her credits as photo shoots for Vanity Fair, Victoria’s Secret, Playboy and Maxim.

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