Playboy model Christina Karlin-Craft was found strangled inside her Philadelphia-area condo on August 22. After breaking that police questioned her boyfriend, RadarOnline.com can reveal exclusive photos from the crime scene and a neighbor's reaction to the grizzly murder.
In photos obtained by Radar, the 36-year-old’s luxury condo, where the killing took place, could be seen.
Yellow tape that read, “Police line do not cross” blocked the entrance to the building.
“I’ve seen her boyfriend come in and out more than her, I hardly ever saw her,” a neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, told Radar. “I think she moved in recently.”
She claimed the model “never waved or said hi.” “She seemed a little arrogant, but her boyfriend was somewhat decent,” she said. “Shady character, but didn’t get a dangerous vibe. At least he waved.”
The murder has the area on high alert, as the neighbor told Radar, “Stuff like this never happens out here. It’s alarming, to put it lightly.”
As Radar reported, Karlin-Craft’s longtime boyfriend Alex Ciccotelli Jr. spent the following day in the Lower Merion Township Police Department.
His uncle David Ciccotelli exclusively told Radar, “The police were asking him questions.” He doesn’t believe police are treating him as a suspect.
He called the model a “sweetheart” who got along well with the Ciccotelli family. “She liked us, and she was just very, very nice,” David said. “I just can't believe this. She was a sweetheart. A total sweetheart.”
Alex's father, Alex Sr., told Radar the family is going through a “very stressful time.” Cops did not respond to Radar’s request for comment on the possible suspects in the case.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office told Radar in a statement that they were investigating the case, and the death was ruled a homicide by “ligature strangulation.”
"There has been no arrests in this case at this time,” Lower Merion Township Police Department spokesperson Michael McGrath told Radar. “There is no update to provide at this time, but we encourage anyone that may have information that may be relevant to this case to contact our police department."
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