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ARDMORE, Pa. (CBS) — A former Playboy model was found strangled inside her residence on Wednesday night.

Lower Merion Township Police were called to check on the welfare of a 36-year-old woman on the 100 block of Sibley Avenue around 9:15 p.m. when they found her body in the bedroom.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office determined the cause of death to be homicide by strangulation.

Family members confirm to CBS3 that the victim is 36-year-old model Christina Carlin-Kraft.

Sources tell CBS3 Kraft was a former Playboy model.

Christina Kraft. | Credit: CBS3

Kraft’s family is calling this shocking death a horror story, adding that she lit up every room that she walked into.

“I’m very shocked and saddened by this homicide here. We never have that kind of thing here in Ardmore, hardly ever. It’s enough to make me cry,” said Dave Farina, who lives nearby.

While no suspects have been named at this time, authorities say that there does not appear to be any current concern for residents in the area.

“I’m pretty sure that it will be resolved because this police force is second to none and I’m praying for them to find out who did this and bring them to justice,” said Farina.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call police at 610-649-1000 or the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at 610-278-3368.