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Kelsey Turner Arrested In Connection To California Doctor’s Murder

According to a NY Daily News report, The FBI has arrested a model featured in “Playboy Italia” and “Maxim” in connection with the murder of a California doctor, recently found dead in the trunk of a car. Kelsey Turner is accused of killing the 71-year-old psychiatrist and was taken into custody in Stockton on March 21, the LAVPD announced in a press release Thursday night. She is currently awaiting extradition back to Clark County to face a murder charge.

Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department earlier this month discovered Dr. Thomas Burchard bludgeoned to death inside an abandoned vehicle, parked at the Lake Mead National Recreational Area, just outside Las Vegas. The Clark County Sheriff’s Coroner said he died from blunt force trauma to the head and ruled his death a homicide.

So far, it’s been unclear how investigators connected Turner with the murder, but her mother told KSBW that her 25-year-old daughter had been friendly with the Burchard for years. He allegedly also paid for a rental home in Salinas, where Turner lived with her mother and children for “about a year,” according to a neighbor.

Yikes Turner is slated to appear in San Joaquin County court on April 8.

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