A significant development has come to light in the horrific Miami murder of Playboy model Paula Sladewski. 7 News WSVN-TV in Miami has released a grainy black and white surveillance video, that shows Paula exiting the trendy Miami nightclub, Club Space. Paula`s sister, Kelly Farris, has positively identified Paula as the girl on the video, with her distinctive dress and long blonde hair.
The 26 year old Sladewski left the club at exactly last Sunday morning (Jan.3). A tall black man is seen holding her hand as she leaves. Police are now searching for this man to see what his connection to Paula may be. A private investigator, David Wessler, hired by Kevin Klym, interviewed a bouncer there that night, and the bouncer has said that Paula and the unidentified black man were seen holding hands and walking across the street.
It seemed as if the case was stalling before this surveillance video surfaced on the internet yesterday. Lots of accusations were made against Kevin Klym, who was Paula`s boyfriend. It is true, however, that the couple had a rocky relationship. But Melissa Finley, who is a writer for Prime Writer News Network, has wisely pointed out that Kevin Klym had no vehicle.
Paula`s body was discovered Sunday night when firefighters had to extinguish a fire in a dumpster in North Miami. The location of this dumpster is ten miles away from the Club Space. How could Kevin have transported the body to this location? In a taxicab. That`s an impossibility!
The unknown black man in the surveillance video may not be the culprit either. Nonetheless, he is the real person who last saw her, not the boyfriend, Kevin Klym. To me this case has the characteristics of a serial killing. The killer tried to burn the body beyond identification. The perpetrator left her in an isolated spot, and fled the scene undetected. This reminds me more of the MO of Henry Lee Lucas.
Judge David Young, a former Miami Dade County judge, appeared on Jane Velez-Mitchel`s HLN Issues last Thursday, and this is what he had to say. "And the person who did it knew what they were doing, it was calculated, it was planned, and whoever did this crime should be brought to justice, and should get the death penalty here in the state of Florida. "
I agree with Judge David Young`s perspective on this shocking case. And I agree with Jane, this is a "prime example of the war on women,` a phenomenon that Jane often speaks out about on her Issues show.
This particular show was called the "Grisly Model Murder` which aptly describes this crime. I believe that Paula was specifically targeted because she was an attractive young blonde lady who was vulnerable, perhaps as a result of being alone and of her drinking too much.
I don`t think this was a crime of passion, such as would be true if the boyfriend had done it. But rather, this was a random type of killing, where the culprit saw an opening, an opportunity to do this loathsome deed.
The traces of evidence fit in better when they are described in a "serial homicide` frame of reference. The person who did this planned out just what they were going to do, just as Judge Young said. Do you think the boyfriend waited outside the Club Space, until she exited the club to kill her? This is unlikely.
The Paula Sladewski surveillance video from Club Space in Miami (WSVN-TV).
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