Overview

Craigslist is a terrific site in many ways. But it has a terrible safety record. While Craigslist has facilitated millions of transactions, not all of them go well. Rip-offs, robberies or rapes related to Craigslist are reported almost every day. And the rate of killings tied in some way to Craigslist is staggering. The list below is not necessarily complete (sadly). We also have broken down the types of killings; how the victims were lured to their deaths, and more. It’s a devastating story.

We highlight these killings only because we believe Craigslist should do much more to promote safety among its users, and because SafeTrade is the best way to stay safe when you’re trading in person through Craigslist or any other Internet site.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

List of 'Craigslist Killings' victims -- February 2015 to 2007

Below are the names of those whose deaths were connected to a transaction on Craigslist, from Feb. 28, 2015 through 2007, the earliest news account we could find. There may be more victims. These are those cases we could identify through Internet searches.

This list is for informational purposes only. We state no intent to keep it updated.


No. Date State City/Comm Victim Search URL
84 Feb-15 GA Marietta James Jones Search
83 Jan-15 GA Telfair County Bud Runion Search
82 Jan-15 GA Telfair County June Runion Search
81 Nov-14 KY Louisville Papa Thiam Search
80 Oct-14 PA Norristown Manuel Hakimian Search
79 Oct-14 NC Durham Jawad Ali Razai Search
78 Oct-14 CA Los Angeles Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi Search
77 Oct-14 Queensland Coomera Mark "Zeb" Spencer Search
76 Sep-14 MI Wyoming Charles Oppeneer Search
75 Sep-14 MI Wyoming Brooke Slocum Search
74 Sep-14 MI Wyoming Baby Slocum Search
73 Sep-14 AZ Phoenix unidentified Search
72 Sep-14 GA Sandy Springs Danny Zeitz Search
71 Sep-14 TX Houston unidentified Search
70 Sep-14 NJ Patterson Mamuka Chamiashvili Search
69 Aug-14 GA Hapeville Vernicia Woodard Search
68 Aug-14 WV Cross Lanes Ericka Brown Search
67 Jul-14 FL Ocala Robert Hiles Search
66 May-14 NJ Monroe Township Fatima Perez Search
65 Apr-14 FL Coral Springs Jason Mageau Search
64 Apr-14 SC Lexington County Tycus Toland Search
63 Apr-14 PA Allentown Eric Ervin Search
62 Mar-14 TN Memphis Larry Wilkins Search
61 Mar-14 AL Coden Robert Lee Perry Search
60 Jan-14 IL Naperville Charles Clark Search
59 Dec-13 IN Indianapolis James Vester Search
58 Dec-13 CA San Francisco Ikenna Uwakah Search
57 Nov-13 PA Sunbury Troy LaFerra Search
56 Nov-13 NC Asheville Timothy Keith Radford Search
55 Nov-13 GA Lithonia Jevon Nathan Freeman Search
54 Nov-13 WI Porter Aprina Paul Search
53 Nov-13 MI Kalamazoo Drew Thorngate Search
52 Oct-13 CA Los Angeles Rene Balbuena Search
51 Oct-13 SC Mount Pleasant William Apps Search
50 Oct-13 MD Harmans Rene Archila Search
49 Aug-13 GA DeKalb County Clarence Gardenhire Search
48 Aug-13 PA Long Pond Brandon Fraser Search
47 Jun-13 PA Philadelphia Daniel Cooke Search
46 May-13 CT Hartford Felix DeJesus Search
45 Apr-13 TX Dallas Gerald Canepa Search
44 Apr-13 TX Fort Worth Desmond Paige Search
43 Mar-13 IL Tinley Park Thomas Mastro Search
42 Dec-12 IN Indianapolis Nishant Patel Search
41 Oct-12 CA Downey Josimar Rojas Search
40 Oct-12 CA Downey Irene Reyes Search
39 Oct-12 CA Downey Susana Ruelas Search
38 Aug-12 MN St. Paul Aung Thu Bo Search
37 Aug-12 OH New Albany Deanna Ballman Search
36 Jun-12 MO O'Fallon Joseph Givens Search
35 Dec-11 OK Blanchard Jaymie Adams Search
34 Nov-11 NY Medford Jennifer Papain Search
33 Nov-11 CO Denver Thomas Bashline Search
32 Nov-11 OH Akron Ralph Geiger Search
31 Nov-11 OH Akron David Pauley Search
30 Nov-11 OH Akron Timothy Kern Search
29 Aug-11 CO Mesa County Luis "Beto" Oliva Search
28 Jul-11 FL Fruit Cove Daniel Somerson Search
27 May-11 CA San Diego Garrett Berki Search
26 Feb-11 MI Hazel Park Jonathan Clements Search
25 Feb-11 MI Detroit Alexander Lyons Search
24 Feb-11 MO Kansas City Yuri Ives Search
23 Jan-11 NY Long Island Maureen Brainard-Barnes Search
22 Jan-11 NY Long Island Melissa Barthelemy Search
21 Jan-11 NY Long Island Megan Waterman Search
20 Jan-11 NY Long Island Amber Lynn Costello Search
19 Sep-10 MN Lake Elmo Youa Lor Search
18 Aug-10 GA West Chatham Thai Lam Search
17 Jul-10 FL Jacksonville Tiara Poole Search
16 Jun-10 TX Houston Sarah Weyrik Search
15 Jun-10 CA Pleasant Hill Mary Jane Scanlon Search
14 Apr-10 WA Edgwood James Sanders Search
13 Feb-10 FL Miami Bob Tombo Search
12 Dec-09 TX San Antonio Lenora Frago Search
11 Jun-09 OR Tigard Heather M. Snivley Search
10 May-09 TX Austin Amy Elizabeth Dicky Search
9 Apr-09 MA Boston Julissa Brisman Search
8 Mar-09 NY New York George Weber Search
6 Feb-09 TX Dallas Christian Marton Search
7 Feb-09 CA Vallejo Theodore Neff Search
5 Dec-08 VA Arlington Matthew Hicks Search
4 Oct-08 WI Milwaukee Haroon Khan Search
3 Mar-08 NC Iredell County Bonnie Lou Irvine Search
2 Oct-07 MN Savage Katherine Ann Olson Search
1 Jun-07 CA Los Angeles Donna Jou Search

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