Celebrity News January 07, 2010
Playboy Model Found Dead in Dumpster
A missing woman was found dead and "burned beyond recognition" in a Miami dumpster on Sunday.
Police have identified the victim as Paula Sladewski, a former Playboy model.
Sladewski's, 26, body was found Sunday night after firefighters extinguished flames in a large trash bin near a propane business.
After the fire, they noticed a body inside. "It was just total, total, disfigurement," North Miami police spokesman Lt. Neal Cuevas told CNN. "You couldn't even tell that it was a woman or a man or even what race."
Police were able to identify the body using dental records.
The only timeline police have comes from Sladewski's boyfriend. The couple arrived to Miami on Thursday to celebrate New Year's by watching Lady Gaga perform, police said. Police are not releasing the boyfriend's name and are considering him a person of interest, but he has not been named as a suspect.
The boyfriend is "devastated and traumatized" by news of the death, says his attorney, Marc Beginin.
Sladewski's boyfriend reportedly told police that he and Paula went to a club on Saturday and stayed until about 7 AM Sunday. The two got into an argument and he was thrown out of the club, but Sladewski decided to stay. According to police, the boyfriend says that was the last time he saw her.