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Who murdered Playboy model in Miami?

The brother of an aspiring model whose charred body was found in a Miami trash bin said newly released surveillance video from the club where she was last seen shows that she was stalked before being abducted and murdered.Thomas Bussell, brother of the slain woman, Paula Sladewski, told TODAY’s Meredith Vieira Tuesday that that the grainy video from a Miami nightclub shows that other people saw
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The brother of an aspiring model whose charred body was found in a Miami trash bin said newly released surveillance video from the club where she was last seen shows that she was stalked before being abducted and murdered.

Thomas Bussell, brother of the slain woman, Paula Sladewski, told TODAY’s Meredith Vieira Tuesday that that the grainy video from a Miami nightclub shows that other people saw Sladewski leave the club, and that two men were trailing her.

The 7-second video shows a woman with flowing blond hair and wearing a black miniskirt leaving Club Space in Miami on the morning of Jan. 3. Two men, said to be club bouncers, trail her.

That night, a burning body, later identified as Sladewski’s, was found in a trash bin about 12 miles away from the club.

‘Please come forward’

“I believe Paula was abducted. I believe she was stalked,” Bussell said from Michigan after watching the video. “I believe the video shows proof of that ... In the video, you can see people following her out.”

Bussell pleaded with anyone who saw Sladewski leave the club to provide information.

“If somebody did approach her, they saw it, they know what he looks like, they know what kind of car she got into. There’s a  lot of information out there that’s yet to be disclosed to police,” he said. “If you have a sister, if you have a daughter, please come forward. Tell the police everything you know.”

Sladewski, 26, was an aspiring model who had appeared in a Playboy model-search video in 2003. While searching for modeling jobs, she worked as an exotic dancer, splitting her time between her native Garden City, Mich., and California.