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, April 30, 2018
No. 127/128 Two killed in gun sale advertised on Craigslist
April 18, 2018
Victims: Alize Ramon Smith and Jarron Keonte Moreland
Bretty Boettler was charged with first-degree murder and Kevin Boettler and Johnny Barker were arrested as accessories in the murders of Smith and Moreland. The victims met the trio in a food store parking lot for a gun sale arranged on Craigslist.
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