Craigslist killers: 86 murders linked to popular classifieds site

(WAFB) –Law Street Media, a business introduced in 2013, decided to take a much deeper look into Craigslist to see how harmful it truly is. Since the arrest of Philip Markoff, aka the “Craigslist Killer” in 2009, the Craigslist website faced enhanced scrutiny.

The research study by Law Street Media discovered 58 murderers and 45 murder victims linked to Craigslist postings because 2009. There are 22 murder cases still pending, according to the research. The oldest pending case is from 2012 and 8 are from 2014.

Another group doing research on the very same topic, Advanced Multimedia Group LLC, states since 2007, there have actually been 86 killings in some method connected to Craigslist. Advanced Multimedia Group has actually launched an effort to encourage police stations to host Craigslist and other online transactions. The effort is called Safe Trade Stations.

Law Street Media states Craigslist did not reply to multiple inquiries from them.

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Below is the list of 58 individuals arrested in connection with a few of the murders connected to Craigslist transactions.

PHILIP MARKOFF – Markoff committed suicide in prison waiting for his trial.

According to cops, in 2009 Markoff fulfilled Julissa Brisman, 26, on a Craigslist ad for sensual massage in Boston. Markoff supposedly shot her on the 20th floor of the Marriott Copley Place Hotel.

JOHN KATEHIS – Convicted of 2nd degree murder during his second trial. He was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in 2034.

Katehis satisfied his victim, radio reporter George Weber, 47, through individual advertisements on Craigslist in NY in 2009. Katehis stabbed Webber 50 times in his apartment or condo and claimed self defense during a bad S&M encounter during his trial

JOHN STEVEN CITIZEN – Pleaded guilty to spontaneous manslaughter, served 5 years in prison. He has been out on parole because July 2014.

Burgess, (registered sex transgressor) satisfied victim Donna Jou through Craigslist in L.A., CA in 2009. Burgess declares he offered Jou drugs & & alcohol & he woke up to find her dead in his home prior to panicking & & disposing of her body, which has not been found

KORENA ROBERTS – Pleaded guilty to one count of worsened murder, was sentenced to reside in prison without parole.

Roberts satisfied 21-year-old Heather Snively, in 2009 to offer baby clothing to the pregnant female. Snively was hit up to 30 times, Roberts cut open Snively’s abdominal area and took her fetus. Snively died of major blood loss.

TAMMI LAFAVE – Pleaded guilty to felony murder and is serving a 25-year sentence.

LaFave & & her partner Travis Zoellick satisfied victim Haroon Khan, who was selling a car on Craigslist in WI. Zoellick stabbed Khan to death and hid the car in his garage. Zoellick committed suicide prior to detain.

DAO XIONG – Convicted of 3 counts of murder, is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Xiong replied to a Craigslist ad published by his victim, Youa Lor, who was selling his vehicle in Lake Elmo, MN in 2010. While on a test drive, Xiong shot Lor and threw him from the automobile before driving away.

BRANDON KENT – Pleaded guilty to murder and is serving a life sentence.

Kent met his victim, Thai Lam, who was selling a motorbike in Georgia in 2010. Kent shot Lam in his garage prior to fleeing the scene on Lam’s motorbike. Police caught Kent almost an hour later on as he attempted to leave his apartment or condo.

NATHANIEL BRISCOE – Convicted of murder, serving a life sentence with parole as early as 2039

Briscoe fulfilled his victim, Amy Elizabeth Dickey, through her ads for sex on Craigslist in Austin, Texas in 2010. Briscoe strangled the lady to death before discarding her body outside in a field.

CHAD JOHNSON – Convicted of Second degree murder, serving a life sentence with th possibility of parole in 2035.

Johnson satisfied Jennifer Papain, 26, through a prostitution advertisement on Craigslist. Johnson strangled Papain after she refused to offer him an $80 refund. He buried her body in a shallow grave near his home.

DIANE WARRICK – Convicted of murder, serving a sentence of 31 years to life.

Warrick satisfied her victim, Mary Jane Scanlon, 70, when she responded to a Craigslist advertisement for a caretaker. Warrick stabbed Scanlon to death in her bed, declared she was hallucinating. Warrick has a violent history of break-in and hostage-taking in CO and CA

PHILLIP BOLDON – Convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole as early as 2040

Boldon’s victim, 19-year-old Sarah Weyrick, published an individual ad on Craigslist shortly after moving to Houston, TX in 2010 and being short on money. She was later on discovered stabbed to death in her burning car and Boldon was apprehended for her murder soon after

DAVID SPARRE – Convicted of first degree murder and is on death row

Sparre satisfied his victim, 21-year-old Tiara Poole, through a Craigslist personal advertisement in Jacksonville, Florida in 2011. After numerous days of interacting, Sparre fulfilled Poole and they drove to her house before he stabbed the lady to death and fled in her automobile.

ALEXANDER LYONS – Convicted of felony homicide and is serving a life sentence

Lyons and his accomplice, Lamar Clemons, met up with their victim, 19-year-old Johnathan Clements, under the guise of offering him a phone in Detroit, Michigan in 2011. Instead, Lyons shot Clement and ran away the scene in a car driven by Clemons.

LAMAR CLEMONS – Convicted of felony homicide and is serving a life sentence

Alexander Lyons and his accomplice, Clemons, met up with their victim, 19-year-old Johnathan Clements, under the guise of selling him a phone in Detroit, Michigan in 2011. Instead, Lyons shot Clement and fled the scene in an automobile driven by Clemons.

LATOYA JORDAN – Guilty of First degree murder, sentence to life without parole

Jordan met Somerson on Craigslist in Florida, where the 53-year-old man was trying to find a relationship. Jordan confessed she stabbed him 30 times, four days after relocating with him since he was going to kick her out and she didn’t want to be homeless.

DRATON MARES – Convicted of first degree murder and is serving a life sentence without parole

Mares fulfilled 42-year-old Thomas Bashline thru an individual ad on Craigslist. Mares shot Bashline in the back of the head and drove off in Bashline’s vehicle after defense attorney’s said Bashline made derogatory statements and became aggressive.

RICHARD BEASLEY – Convicted of 3 counts of intensified murder, tried murder and is currently on death row

Beasley and his 16-year-old accomplice Brogan Rafferty, positioned ads for farmhand jobs in order to lure guys to a cattle ranch in Ohio in 2011. They shot and killed their victims Ralph Geiger, David Pauley, and Timothy Kern, and another man who survived.

BROGAN RAFFERTY – Guilty of three counts of worsened murder and one count of attempted murder and is serving a life sentence

Rafferty and his 53-year-old accomplice, placed advertisements for farmhand tasks in order to entice men to a ranches in Ohio in 2011. They shot and killed their victims Ralph Geiger, David Pauley, and Timothy Kern, and another male who made it through.

RASHON ABERNATHY – Convicted of murder and is serving a 50-year sentence

Abernathy and his accomplices, Shaquille Jordan and Seandell Jones, established a meeting in San Diego, California with their victim, Garrett Berki, under the guise of offering the 18 year old a laptop computer for $600 that they advertised on Craigslist in 2011.

SHAQUILLE JORDAN – Convicted of murder and is sentence to 25 years to life in prison

When there, the three 17 year olds robbed Berki and his girlfriend of their cash and phones prior to running away. Berki drove after the trio in order to get their license plate number; nevertheless, Abernathy shot and killed Berki during the pursuit.

SEANDELL JONES – Convicted of murder and is serving a sentence of 25-years to life

Berki drove after them to get the license plate number prior to he was shot by Abernathy.

KIYOSHI HIGASHI – Convicted of First degree murder, First degree burglary, serving 109-year sentence.

Higashi and his accomplices, Joshua Reese, Amanda Knight, and Clabon Berniard, fulfilled their victim, through a Craigslist ad in Edgewood, Washington that Sanders had placed in an effort to sell a ring in 2011.

JOSHUA REESE – Convicted of murder and sentenced to 100 years in prison

The group staged a violent house invasion while Sanders and his family were house; Sanders was shot to death in front of his partner and youngsters.

AMANDA KNIGHT – Convicted of very first degree murder and is sentenced to 71 years in prison

CLABON BERNIARD – Convicted of murder and sentenced to 124 years in prison; nevertheless, his conviction was overturned on appeal in June 2014 and he is awaiting a new trial.

Berniard was founded guilty of murder and sentenced to 124 years in jail; however, his conviction was reversed on appeal in June 2014 and he is awaiting a brand-new trial.

TIMOTHY SMITH – Convicted of murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison

Smith and his prostitute better half met Kurt Milliman through an individual advertisement on Craigslist. Milliman went to Smith’s residence. The Smith’s called police to report Milliman was undesirable on their property. When cops showed up, Milliman was shot in the upper body

ALI CUBBA – Convicted of 2nd degree murder and is serving a 15-year sentence

Ali Cubba met the victim, 48-year-old Yuri Ives, through Craigslist. Cubba, who was a 17-year-old high school senior at the time of the murder, admitted to meeting Ives at his home and both shooting and stabbing him to death.

AVERY CORNUELLE – Convicted of 2nd degree murder and is serving a 25-year sentence

Cornuelle and accomplice Peyton McAnelly satisfied their victim, Joseph Givens, through an alternative lifestyle advertisement on Craigslist in O’Fallon, Missouri in 2012. (Click next slide for additional information)

PEYTON MCANELLY – Charged with second degree murder, armed criminal action, and attempted robbery

The 3 men satisfied up; however, Corneulle and McAnelly presumably stabbed Givens to death when their tried break-in went wrong.

JADE HARRIS – Trial was initially arranged to begin December 2014. Has not happened.

Harris met a couple offering a Camaro on Craigslist. When he didn’t see the vehicle, he apparently shot and eliminated them, and forced a third victim to drive to see the car. He then presumably shot her in front of her boy. He shot the kid, however he made it through.

BILLY JOE DELACEY – Pleaded guilty to manslaughter in order to avoid a possible life sentence

Delacey satisfied his victim, 26-year-old Luis Alberto Vasquez Oliva, through individual ads the victim published to Craigslist for male massages. Oliva was discovered dead in his home with multiple head wounds from a difficult things.

STEVE LEWIS – Convicted of 2nd degree murder and intensified burglary. Sentenced to 24 years in prison.

Lewis fulfilled his victim through a Craigslist advertisement in MN. Lewis declared to have an iPhone for sale in 2012, however left it in the house and they ought to go get it. Lewis pulled a gun on the couple requiring cash, and said the gun went off on accident, eliminating Bo.

ALI SALIM – Convicted of 2 counts of uncontrolled murder, one count of rape, one count of tampering with evidence, and one count of abuse of a remains, and was sentenced to 36 years in prison.

Salim positioned an advertisement wanting someone to clean his house. A 23-year-old pregnant lady responded. He offered her a deadly dose of heroin. Her body was discovered in her automobile in the woods. Founded guilty of manslaughter, rape, abuse of a remains, and tampering with proof

CHRISTOPHER BEACHUM – Accuseded of murder

Beachum apparently met Gerald Canepa in Dallas in 2013. They organized to meet for sex, but Beachum supposedly stabbed and strangled Canepa to death prior to taking different electronics from his house and leaving from the scene.

JQUAN SCOTT – Accuseded of murder

According to authorities, Scott and accomplice Isaac Williams met victim William Apps under the guise of acquiring a truck that William Apps had advertised on Craigslist. Apps was later found dead with a gunshot wound to the neck

ISAAC WILLIAMS – Charged with murder

According to cops, Williams and accomplice Jquan Scott met victim William Apps at a Hardees dining establishment in Charleston, South Carolina in 2013 to buy the truck that Apps had actually advertised on Craigslist.

TRYON KINCADE – Accuseded of murder and burglary

According to cops, Kincade and his sibling Tyshaune Kincade tempted in their victim, James Vester, with a Craigslist ad for an iPad. They supposedly shot and killed Vester, running away with his phone and vehicle secrets, after organizing to meet in IN.

TYSHAUNE KINCADE – Accuseded of murder and burglary

According to authorities, Kincade and his sibling Tryon Kincade arranged a meeting with James Vester after he reacted to their Craigslist post to sell an iPad. The bros supposedly shot Vester and left from the scene after taking his automobile secrets & & phone.

CHRISTINA GUFFEY – Charged with murder

According to authorities, Guffey and her sweetheart, Christopher Jordan Johnson, fulfilled victim Timothy Keith Radford through a Craigslist ad she positioned in 2013. Guffey and Jordan supposedly robbed Radford’s house after Johnson shot him to death.

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON – Accuseded of murder

According to police, Johnson, a founded guilty sex wrongdoer, and his partner, Christina Guffey, fulfilled victim Timothy Keith Radford through a Craigslist ad that Guffey published in 2013. The couple satisfied Radford at his home where he supposedly shot him to death.

TERRANCE DENT – Charged with murder

According to police, Dent fulfilled victim Jevon Nathan Freeman when he reacted to Freeman’s Craigslist advertisement offering an iPhone. When they met up, Damage presumably shot Freeman to death prior to offering the weapon to a buddy.

DOMINIQUE CLANTON – Accuseded of murder and robbery

According to police, Clanton and accomplices Bryant Dowdy and Eric Clanton met victim Nishant Patel in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2013 through a Craigslist ad where Patel promoted a phone for sale.

BRYANT DOWDY – Charged with two counts of murder and one count of burglary

Patel fulfilled the trio but was robbed and shot to death. Dowdy supposedly likewise shot and killed Eric Clanton and shot Dominique Clanton in an effort to get rid of witnesses.

MIRANDA BARBOUR – Accuseded of 2 counts of murder and one count of break-in

Barbour and her partner, Elytte Barbour, met their victim, Tony LaFerrera, through a Craigslist ad offering friendship for cash. Miranda stabbed LaFerrera multiple times and Elytte strangled him with a cord before discarding his body.

ELYTTE BARBOUR – Convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence

Barbour and his other half Miranda Barbour satisfied their victim, Tony LaFerrera, through a Craigslist advertisement offering friendship in exchange for cash. Miranda stabbed LaFerrera several times and Elytte strangled him with a cord before disposing his body.

GREGORY LEWIS – Accuseded of murder

According to cops, Lewis satisfied victim Rene Filsfdelfo Leiva Archila when the 44 year old replied to Lewis’ Craigslist advertisement selling a vehicle on Halloween. Lewis supposedly shot Archila to death.

THOMAS COFFEE – Charged with murder

Coffee and his victim, 27-year-old Daniel Cook, met up so Prepare could look at the automobile that Coffee had actually promoted on Craigslist in 2013. Upon conference, nevertheless, Coffee tried to rob Cook and wound up shooting him in the face.

CHRISTOPHER DYSON – Accuseded of murder and armed robbery

According to authorities, Dyson fulfilled victim Thomas Mastro in Tinley Park, Illinois in 2013 through aCraigslist advertisement to switch electronics. Dyson presumably prepared to rob Mastro of his Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita, and while doing so shot the man in the chest.

MARKELL THOMAS – Accuseded of murder, attempted murder, robbery and gang accusations.

According to police, Thomas and accomplice Ryan Roth fulfilled their 41-year-old victim Rene Balbuena after publishing a Craigslist advertisement to sell a cellphone.Thom as and Roth apparently attempted to rob Balbuena when they met, but shot him to death in front of his son.

RYAN ROTH – Accuseded of murder, tried murder, break-in and gang claims.

According to authorities, Thomas and accomplice Ryan Roth satisfied their 41-year-old victim Rene Balbuena after posting a Craigslist advertisement to sell a cellphone.Thom as and Roth presumably tried to rob Balbuena when they satisfied, however shot him to death in front of his boy.

WALTER COLLINS – Charged with murder

According to cops, Collins along with Martiness Henderson and Brandon Vance, met up with victim Larry Wilkins in Memphis to buy a vehicle. Henderson admitted to police that he shot Wilkins, and Collins confessed that he was getaway driver.

MARTINESS HENDERSON – Was 17 at the time of the murder, is accuseded of very first degree murder and will certainly be tried as an adult.

According to cops, Collins along with Martiness Henderson and Brandon Vance, met victim Larry Wilkins in Memphis to purchase an automobile. Henderson admitted to police that he shot Wilkins, and Collins admitted that he was vacation driver.

BRANDON VANCE – Accuseded of very first degree murder

According to cops, Collins in addition to Martiness Henderson and Brandon Vance, met victim Larry Wilkins in Memphis to buy a car. Henderson confessed to police that he shot Wilkins, and Collins confessed that he was vacation motorist.

DUWAYNE LEWIS – Accuseded of felony murder

According to cops, Lewis and his good friend Jason Mageau– the victim– met up with 30-year-old Dermaine Spencer. Lewis and Mageau prepared to rob Spencer; nevertheless, when Mageau assaulted Spencer with a weapon, Spencer got his own and fatally shot Mageau.

TYRELL YOUNG – Charged with criminal homicide

According to cops, Tyrell Young satisfied victim Eric Ervin at Ervin’s company in order to take a look at a vehicle he had advertised on Craigslist. Ervin was reported missing out on later that night and police found him shot to death. Young was found driving the automobile.

GRANT VAN MUREN – Accuseded of murder

According to authorities, Van Muren satisfied Charles Clark when he responded to Clark’s Craigslist advertisement for a roommate. The 2 males apparently were sexually involved prior to Van Muren presumably strangled Clark to death in his home.

JUSTIN ANTONIO BUTLER – Charged with murder and burglary

According to cops, Butler and accomplice Terry Renee McClure met victim Tycus Toland at his home in Lexington County, South Carolina in 2014 to discuss an automobile he had for sale on Craigslist. Toland was shot to death and his sibling was critically injured

TERRY MCCLURE – Awaiting extradition to Lexington County, South Caroline to face murder charges.

According to cops, McClure and accomplice Justin Antonio Butler, fulfilled victim Tycus Toland at his house in Lexington County, SC in 2014 when they responded to his Craigslist advertisement selling his automobile. During the conference, Toland was shot to death

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