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.

Monday, July 10, 2017

No. 116: Cathedral staff member suffocated by man he met on Craigslist
No. 116
July, 2017
Dallas, Texas  
Victim: Robert Lee Covington
A Cathedral of Hope staff member was suffocated with duct tape by a man he met on Craigslist, Dallas police say.
Robert Lee Covington, 54, was found dead in his bed around 6:30 p.m. Friday at his locked condominium in the 3000 block of Mahanna Springs Drive, near Cedar Springs Road and the Dallas North Tollway. 
Police arrested 22-year-old Yevin Rushing of Cedar Hill on a murder charge in Covington's death. who returned to the crime scene in a U-Haul, Dallas police say. 
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