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Mystery man wanted for questioning in slaying of Southern California model

Police in Florida have released a sketch of a man wanted for questioning in the case of a Southern California model found burned inside a Miami-area trash bin.

Paula Sladewski, a 26-year-old who posed for Playboy, was on vacation in Miami with her boyfriend, Kevin Kylm. He told police the two got separated while at a club. She was found last month; police used dental records to identify her.

Authorities have called Kylm a "person of interest" in the case but said he was cooperating with investigators. His attorney has said Kylm had nothing to do with the slaying.

The sketch was based on accounts from witnesses who saw a man with the model.

"He's a person we want to locate and speak to,'' Lt. Neal Cuevas, a North Miami police spokesman, told the Miami Herald. "We're progressing. We're not at a dead end.''

Sladewski, who lived in Rancho Cucamonga, appeared in the 2003 movie "Playboy: The Ultimate Playmate Search."

-- Shelby Grad

Image: North Miami Police

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If the "witnesses" whose account this sketch is based is only the boyfriend and his buddy, I bet this is just a phantom "mystery" man based on the boyfriend's imagination. He might as well added some more stereotypical characteristics such as a big afro and some gold teeth and gold chains while he was creating this "mystery" man... lol.

To Koo, please educate yourself before vainly attemting to defend your race.The article plainly states" accounts from witnesses".At this point Kylm is not a witness but a suspect who is innocent until proven guilty.You are ignorantly assuming the man in the picture is one of your own,yet he could be a latino,as the paper does not further state the witnesses racial description,only a vague facial sketch done in charcoal.By the way were you on the O.J. jury?

The sketch, and article, would be helped by a written description, which the police have.

DavidZone you are correct in that, he could many ethnic backgrounds. "We" shouldn't be so quick to claim race is the issue. One thing that always annoys me though is the attorneys, always claiming innocence of the client. May be that it's their job, but it annoys me nonetheless.


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