| Crime |

Former Model's Body Found Burned in Trash Can After Going Missing at Club Space

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Police have identified a body found in a burning trash can as 26-year-old tourist Paula Sladewski.

The body was found on NE 130th Street in an area full of auto body shops.

According to the Miami Herald, Sladewski, a Michigan native who resided in Rancho Cucamonga, California, traveled to Miami for New Year's Eve with her live-in boyfriend. The pair took in a show by Lady Gaga during the holiday and visited Club Space Sunday evening.

The boyfriend told police they got into an argument, and she went missing. He contacted her family Monday, the same day the body was found. Dental records were used today to identify her. The boyfriend remains a person of interest in the case.

The Herald also reports Sladewski had earlier pursued a career in modeling without much success. Portfolios are available online, and an IMDb page in her name lists "Playboy: The Ultimate Playmate Search," as its sole credit.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.