April 21, 2009

Craigslist Killer In Custody

U.S. media reported that the so-called "Craigslist Killer" of Boston, who murdered a young woman after she posted an advert on the popular site to offer massages has been arrested.

According to reports in The Boston Globe and New York Daily News, authorities believe that the same suspect was behind two other attacks on women in hotels this month.

The first of the victims was a 29-year-old woman who advertised on Craigslist as an exotic dancer, and was later robbed of her credit card and $800 cash on April 10.

A 26-year-old woman was the second victim who offered a visiting massage service and was shot dead.

Just four days ago was the third victim, which was a 26-year-old prostitute from Las Vegas who was robbed at gunpoint at a hotel south of Boston, the Daily News said.

Surveillance photographs were released by police earlier Monday of the suspect.  U.S. media has dubbed him the "Craigslist Killer."


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