Jonathan Wesley Harris, 30, has been identified as the man arrested in connection to the strangling death of 36-year-old model Christina Carlin-Kraft.
According to reports, Kraft’s body was discovered in the bedroom of her condo at 110 Sibley Avenue in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, at 9:15 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 22. Her condo is at a complex called “The Square”.
The Montgomery County coroner ruled the cause of death as strangulation and the manner of death as a homicide on Thursday, August 23,
According to the Lower Merion Township police, Harris, a 30-year-old from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was arrested as he got off a bus in Pittsburgh, Lower Merion Township police. The Montgomery County prosecutor said confirmed this report.
Following his arrest, Harris was charged with first, second and third-degree murder along with robbery, theft and related offenses in connection to the August murder of Kraft. Harris reportedly has a family in Philadelphia.
via Daily Mail:
Officials said Kraft took a ride-hailing service to Philadelphia, met Harris and the two later returned to her Ardmore apartment, into which she had moved the previous week.
Authorities said a tipster pointed them to the defendant after surveillance images were released. The tipster said Harris had indicated in text messages that he had just met a woman and was at her Ardmore residence early on August 22.
Kraft’s body was found in her bloodstained bedroom that evening after police went to check on her welfare. An autopsy indicated that her nose was fractured and she died of ligature strangulation. According to CBS, Harris sent a text to a friend saying: “I just met this sexy a** white b**** at her house in Ardmore now.”
Harris had been released from the State Correctional Institution-Greene on July 15.
Carlin-Kraft, a model, worked for the likes of Playboy, Maxim, David Yurman and MAC Cosmetics. According to a booking page, Carlin-Kraft credits herself with a “tasteful photo shoot for Playboy that was beyond Hollywood glamour.”