IS A serial killer finding prey on Craigslist? Already there have been more than deaths, and a chilling note suggests there will be more.
These are just some of the murderers who have used popular US classified site Craigslist as a hunting ground. But they are far from alone.
It is estimated that as many as victims have met their killers through the website — and that could be about to rise. In recent days a chilling note appeared online that warned residents of Tulsa, Oklahoma, another murder was about to unfold. Even worse, it suggested one had already taken place.
The post has since been deleted, but already had the desired effect on Tulsa residents, who now fear a killer is stalking them online. Police are taking the threat seriously, despite the chance it could be a cruel hoaxthe Washington Post reports.
A spokeswoman for the Tulsa Police Department confirmed to the newspaper an investigation involving the homicide squad was underway. People are also seen as more trusting because they see it as a business transaction, almost like buying something from over the counter.
All this combines to create a perfect breeding ground for killers searching for their next victim. And that is a serious issue. Craigslist representatives rarely speak publicly about the crimes their users commit.
In the past the company said it could not be held responsible for a small amount of users who did not use the site for legitimate reasons. They estimate 60 million people used the site in the US alone this month.
It celebrates its 20th birthday this year and does offer a link to safety tips for buyers and sellers. In lawstreetmedia. He met his victim, Julissa Brisman, after posting an ad looking for a sensual massage.
Markoff was found dead in his cell in before he had a chance to face trial. Burgess claimed he woke up and found his victim, Donna Jou, dead before he panicked and disposed of her body.
He and Jou met through Craigslist in California in Roberts was sentenced to life in jail without the chance of parole after being found guilty of the murder of Heather Snively, The women met after Roberts placed an ad to sell baby clothes and Ms Snively contacted her about purchasing them. She was heavily pregnant.
She then stole the foetus. Youa Lor placed the ad and met up with Xiong, who took the car for test drive. He later admitted to police his intention was to steal the car.
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