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Backpage extortion leads to two murders in Texas

Backpage extortion leads to two murders

33-year-old Christopher Wall, of Weatherford, Texas, is accused of shooting and killing Ashley Phorence, 23, and Krista McClellan, 21, in Willow Park, Texas. Wall allegedly found McClellan and another woman on Backpage and contacted them for a massage at his workplace. McClellan allegedly told Wall that the pair of women had recorded him soliciting them …

Miami-area craigslist killing under investigation

Miami-area craigslist killing under investigation

20-year-old Andre Smith was shot and killed by 37-year-old Matthew Barry during a craigslist transaction gone wrong, but it’s hard to say who was at fault. Barry was buying an iPhone 7 from Smith and a friend at a CVS parking lot in Davie, Florida. Barry felt he was about to be robbed by Smith …

Sailor and pregnant wife shot during OfferUp sale

Sailor and pregnant wife shot during OfferUp sale

An unnamed sailor in the Navy and his pregnant wife claim they were shot in Portsmouth, Virginia, during an OfferUp meeting where they thought they were buying a cell phone. They were on the way to the alleged seller at a home when their car was surrounded by several men. By their account, one man …

Former policeman shot in Tenn. craigslist killing

Retired policeman shot in Tenn. craigslist killing

42-year-old Jonathan Outlaw was a former police officer at Tennessee State University. Recently, he was shot and killed at a gas station in Robertson County, Tennessee. He was there to meet someone from craigslist who was interested in buying his car, instead three suspects tried to steal the car from Outlaw. One of the suspects …

OfferUp murder in Mesa, Arizona

OfferUp murder in Mesa

Police in Mesa, Arizona, have arrested 24-year-old Michael Alexander Abel for allegedly murdering 32-year-old Austin David Parton. Mr. Parton would buy used Apple products on OfferUp then resell them on eBay. Abel is said top have set up a meeting on OfferUp with his victim. The victim was shot in the back and some of …

2nd arrest made in Va. LetGo murder

2nd arrest made in Va. LetGo murder

Back in April, 16-year-old Jamaa Khalik Scott of Richmond, Virginia, was shot and killed after meeting someone through classifieds app LetGo. Scott was planning on stealing the phone being sold by grabbing it and running. Instead he was shot and killed by the seller who drove off. Late in August, 20-year-old Roger Craig Brown III, …

Arrest made in Va. LetGo murder

Arrest made in Va. LetGo murder

I originally posted about the murder of 16-year-old Jamaa Khalik Scott here. He was shot and killed outside a middle school in Richmond, Virginia. Scott is said to have met up with someone who was selling a phone on LetGo, but Scott was allegedly planning on grabbing the phone and running. Instead, a struggle ensued …

Georgia craigslist killing was over shoes

Georgia craigslist killing was over shoes

(Story broke 6/30/2017) Back in May, I posted about the murder of 26-year-old Mezaio Pickett who was shot and killed at a restaurant parking lot in Smyrna, Georgia, during a craigslist deal. At that time, it wasn’t made very clear if this was a robbery set up or something else. Back in late June, it …

Egyptian man killed in Cleveland OfferUp robbery

Egyptian man killed in Cleveland OfferUp robbery

(Story broke 8/4/2017) You can’t help but be a little heartbroken when you read this quote from a Cleveland.com article on the murder of 52-year-old Hesham Kamel. An Egyptian immigrant who moved his family to Ohio for a safer, better life was shot and killed Thursday night in Cleveland. Mr. Kamel was trying to sell …

Backpage sex ad leads to murder in Austin

Backpage sex ad leads to murder in Austin

(Story broke 7/12/2017) Here we have another story in which there are no good guys. 43-year-old Dunieski Castillo-Leyva and two of his friends were said to have responded to a sex ad on Backpage in Austin, Texas. The trio drove to an apartment where an argument reportedly ensued over money paid and ‘services’ not received. …

Illinois man killed in LetGo robbery

(Story broke 6/30/2017) 31-year-old Kevin C. Jarrett, of Kankakee, Illinois, was shot and killed in University Park, Ill., after a transaction from classifieds app LetGo turned into a robbery gone deadly. Mr. Jarrett was said to be selling his XBox on the app and his girlfriend was with him at the time of the shooting. …

Suspect arrested in Florida murder of teen, says deal was for weed not Playstation

(Story broke 6/21/2017) 20-year-old Ed Lamarre, of Miami, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the supposed craigslist killing of 19-year-old Brian Brown in North Miami Beach. Previously it was thought Brown was selling a Playstation on craigslist when he was killed. Now, reports are saying the deal was actually for marijuana. Police …

Charlotte man killed during LetGo transaction

(Story broke 6/19/2017) 21-year-old Zack Finch was shot and killed on the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Father’s day while trying to buy a cell phone. Zack was using the classifieds app LetGo which has been involved in at least two other murders in its short life. Much like the recent craigslist killing of …

2nd arrest made in murder of Texas mother who used classifieds app

Texas mother murdered after using classifieds app, even after doing all the right things

(Story broke 6/16/2017) 33-year-old April Vancleave of Arlington, Texas, was shot and killed around Christmastime last year after trying to sell some items on classifieds app 5miles. She was trying to make enough money to buy her 6-year-old daughter a Christmas present. This was an unusual story because Ms. Vancleave did everything right when going …