A teenage model who posed for Playboy and Cosmopolitan magazine was stabbed to death over the weekend just after moving into her own apartment.

Amy Leigh Barnes, 19, a Miss British Isles 2007 finalist, was found stabbed by police on Saturday morning just outside of Manchester, England.

A 21-year-old man was arrested 100 miles away later that day. The suspect, who was not identified, was taken back to Manchester and questioned by detectives Sunday night.

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"Amy Leigh was the life and soul of the party," a friend said. "She was very popular and loved going out night after night."

Barnes recently left school to become a full-time model. In an interview with her local newspaper she said: “I want to stick with modelling now. I've been getting more work and my parents are behind me all the way.”

Barnes is the 27th teenager to be murdered in London this year.

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