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Paula Sladewski Pictures Exclusive: New Photos of Slain Playboy Model and Lover Kevin Klym

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NEW YORK (CBS) Pictures of Paula Sladewski - the Playboy model murdered and set afire in Miami over New Year's weekend - and her boyfriend, Kevin Klym, have surfaced, and CBS New's CRIMESIDER has the exclusive images of the couple.

Photo: Paula Sladewski and boyfriend Kevin Klym.

PICTURES: Murdered Playboy Model & Lover
PICTURES: Playboy Model Paula Sladewski Murdered

Police have said Klym is a person of interest in the Jan. 3 murder that left Sladewski's body so badly burned it took Miami police two days to identify her - eventually through her dental records. She was believed dead before her body was desecrated, but police have not yet said how she died.

Photo: Paula Sladewski and boyfriend Kevin Klym.

PICTURES: Murdered Playboy Model & Lover
PICTURES: Playboy Model Paula Sladewski Murdered

The couple has a violent and tumultious relationship according to Sladewski's stepfather Richard Watkins.

"They fought from the beginning - physical, knock down fights," he told Crimesider.

Photo: Paula Sladewski and boyfriend Kevin Klym.

The model was last seen alive sometime between 7 and 9 a.m. Sunday morning at a Miami night club.

In a missing person report he filed hours before her burning body was found in a dumpster, Klym told police he was booted from the club after the couple had a shouting argument. He claims he never saw her alive again.

Photo: Paula Sladewski

PICTURES: Playboy Model Paula Sladewski Murdered
PICTURES: Murdered Playboy Model & Lover

Sladewski was an aspiring model who appeared in a 2003 Playboy talent search video. She lived in Michigan and California with Klym, The pair were dating for the last year and a half.

Watkins claimed Klym was arrested for breaking Sladewski's nose in their Lavonia, Mich., hotel room in December while they were visiting her family.

Despite the volatile nature of their relationship, Watkins says he has no idea if Klym is directly responsible for his daughter's death. But Watkins is angry at Klym for leaving his stepdaughter alone, intoxicated, and without any protection in the Miami night club.

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PICTURES: Playboy Model Paula Sladewski Murdered
PICTURES: Murdered Playboy Model & Lover



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