The heartbroken father of the previous Playboy mannequin discovered strangled in her Philadelphia residence informed DailyMail.com that he believed ‘any individual took benefit of his daughter’s happiness and kindness’.
Christina Kraft, 36, was discovered lifeless within the bed room of her ground-floor residence in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on Wednesday at 9.15pm.
Her father, Stuart Kraft, 65, informed DailyMail.com: ‘She was a happy-go-lucky woman, she beloved life. She beloved to be round individuals and she or he appreciated to get pleasure from herself with individuals and that is what I feel occurred. I feel that any individual noticed her happiness and took benefit of that.’
Decrease Merion Township Police have been referred to as to Christina Kraft’s residence on Wednesday to carry out a wellness verify.
Police haven’t confirmed who initiated the wellness verify to DailyMail.com.
Playboy mannequin Christina Kraft, 36, was discovered lifeless within the bed room of her ground-floor residence in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on Wednesday at 9.15pm.
Christina’s boyfriend of 14 years, Alexander Ciccotelli, is questioned by a detective exterior of his Philadelphia dwelling
Kraft is seen on this July 2015 Fb photograph posting with Ciccotelli. in Italy. Her father, Stuart Kraft, stated that he was very shut with Ciccotelli
Three days previous to homicide, Christina Kraft reported to police that jewellery had been stolen from her residence.
Her father, who lives in Linwood, New Jersey, stated that she had gotten in contact through textual content to inform him concerning the break-in.
‘Just a few days earlier than, any individual had damaged into the residence and stole all her jewellery,’ he stated.
‘I did not communicate to her after that. She texted me a bit of bit. She did not wish to hassle me along with her troubles and the way I want she did.
‘She despatched a textual content to her stepmom that very same night, saying we wanted to get collectively.’
Kraft stated that he didn’t imagine that his daughter had ever had any issues with stalkers. The mannequin had appeared in Maxim Journal, Self-importance Honest and for manufacturers Victoria’s Secret and Smashbox Cosmetics throughout her glamorous profession, based on her Mannequin Mayhem bio.
She stated within the bio: ‘I’ve accomplished runway reveals, print work, commercials for jewellery and night robes, and I did a tasteful photograph shoot for Playboy that was past Hollywood glamour!
‘I want to construct my portfolio with some extra artistic photographers who focus on glamour and really excessive vogue!
‘I actually do get pleasure from photograph shoots for swim put on and tasteful lingerie. I am keen to journey and I really like to satisfy new thrilling individuals with excessive vitality and a sort coronary heart.
Christina, left, poses up with Hugh Hefner. The mannequin had appeared in Maxim Journal, Self-importance Honest and for manufacturers Victoria’s Secret and Smashbox Cosmetics throughout her profession
Christina Kraft is proven on this July 2015 Fb photograph catching rays whereas on an Italian trip
‘I stay up for working with you and hope to make this an excellent expertise!’
Her father stated: ‘We talked on a regular basis, her and I. We simply went out to dinner a few weeks in the past at Somers Level. She had me take her to Margate, so she may get pleasure from herself a bit of bit. At 11 o’clock I used to be able to go dwelling however she stayed on and partied along with her buddies.
‘That was the final time I used to be along with her. That was about two weeks in the past.’
An post-mortem report concluded the mannequin died by ‘ligature strangulation.’ As of Friday afternoon, police had not made any arrests nor named any individuals of curiosity.
A resident who additionally lives within the constructing, informed Philly.com that Kraft simply moved per week in the past.
Montgomery Nation District Lawyer’s Workplace, which is dealing with the case, informed DailyMail.com on Friday there have been ‘no updates’.
Kraft stated that he was very shut with Christina’s boyfriend, Alexander Ciccotelli.
‘They’d been collectively a very long time, 14 years,’ he stated. ‘He is devastated. He bought that residence for her. They’ve a home in Margate on the seaside and they’d come down on little holidays.’
‘When she got here we might at all times get collectively and hang around on the seaside, exit to dinner. She was a delight. She was my every little thing.’
The mannequin simply moved into this Philly rental, the Cambridge Sq. Condominiums, per week in the past
Scene the place Christina Carlin-Kraft, a former Playboy mannequin, was discovered lifeless in her Pennsylvania dwelling with indicators of strangulation
Her boyfriend, Alexander Ciccotelli, was seen talking with police at his household dwelling in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania on Friday.
He was unavailable for remark however an unidentified lady at his household dwelling informed DailyMail.com: ‘This can be a tragedy. No remark.’
Mr Kraft stated that his spouse of 27 years, Casey, 50, was too upset to talk. She is stepmother to Christina and her brother Brian, 35. The couple even have two youthful kids, aged 24 and 18.
Christina Kraft’s mom, Daybreak Ann Carlin handed away in 1990 on the age of 30.
‘I misplaced Christina’s mother in 1990. I used to be devastated. She was a really wholesome younger woman, she simply appreciated to exit and be seen and revel in herself. I want I may take all of it again now and ensure any individual was along with her at each second.’
Kraft added: ‘You at all times consider a method you may make it higher, later, after the actual fact.’
The daddy stated that his son was talking with detectives on the investigation.
‘My son is working with the detectives proper now. I pray that they discover who did this. To take her life, it is unimaginable. She was such a pleasant particular person. I do not know what occurred, I do not know what was stated, however I am certain it should unfold.’
Montgomery County District Lawyer Kevin Steele and Decrease Merion Township Police Superintendent Michael McGrath stated on Thursday there was no risk to different residents
In 2016, Kraft was slapped with non permanent assault prices after she drunkenly attacked a restaurant supervisor whereas eating with a male good friend in New York in March of that 12 months.
The incident occurred at The Smith, an American Brasserie on the Higher West Aspect.
The assaulted supervisor, Sergey Anokhin, stated he was left with ‘redness and substantial ache’ after Kraft struck him within the again and kicked him within the groin.
‘The man did not wish to pay… the supervisor interceded,’ a supply informed the New York Put up concerning the violent incident on the time.
‘She was intoxicated, and she or he claimed that the supervisor pushed her – however there was video of the incident that confirmed she was mendacity.’
Prosecutors in September 2016 provided to drop prices towards Kraft – as long as she stayed out of hassle for the next six months.
Kraft was initially charged with misdemeanor assault, tried assault and harassment.
A photograph from the scene is proven above. Police found Kraft’s strangled physique late Wednesday throughout a wellness verify
The mannequin posted this photograph to her Fb web page in March 2015 with the caption: ‘Seaside home’