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Miami police seek clues in slaying of Southern California model found burned in trash bin

January 7, 2010 |  6:29 am

Paula Sladewski, 26

Police in Miami are investigating the slaying of a Rancho Cucamonga model whose body was found burned inside a trash bin.

Paula Sladewski, a 26-year-old who posed for Playboy, was on vacation in Miami with her boyfriend. According to the Miami Herald, her boyfriend said the two got separated while at a club. She was found Sunday night, and police used dental records to identify her.

She was "burned beyond recognition," Lt. Neal Cuevas, a North Miami police spokesman, told the Herald. Police want to talk to the boyfriend, but officials are not calling him a suspect in the slaying.

Sladewski's neighbors in Rancho Cucamonga told KTLA that the model and her boyfriend were often heard arguing inside the home.

"You could hear slamming and stuff like that but nothing more than that, and they kept to themselves," said one neighbor, who wished to remain unidentified. Officers had been called to the home for domestic disputes.

Sladewski had appeared in the 2003 Playboy movie titled "Playboy: The Ultimate Playmate Search," according to IMDB, KTLA reported.

--Shelby Grad

Photo: KTLA

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