Skip to comments.Jobseekers lured to Ohio farm and shot
Posted on 11/17/2011 11:32:07 PM PST by STARWISE
The unusual case began to unravel in rural Nobel County on November 6, when a terrified and blood-soaked man from North Carolina knocked on a door and asked for help, Sheriff Stephen Hannum said in a press release.
The middle-aged man told police that he met two people for breakfast in a little town called Marietta to discuss the job. The asked him to drive out to see the farm and got him to walk in some woods after telling him the road was closed due to a landslide.
As they got deeper into the woods, he heard what sounded like a gun being cocked and turned around to see a gun pointed at his head.
The man hid for seven hours in the woods and walked about two miles (three kilometers) away before feeling safe enough to seek help.
Five days later, after the story hit the press, a woman from Boston called and said her twin brother was missing. He had also answered a job ad on Craig's list, and she was "very sure" it was the same one the other man had answered, Hannum said. Her brother had last been seen in West Virginia on October 22.
The sheriff's department searched the woods and found a hand-dug shallow grave, which gave "credibility to the theory that if the gunman had planned to kill and bury victim number one, then is it possible there is a victim number two," Hannum said.
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How can people be so cold-blooded .. such brutal animals?
There are some truly evil people in the world. Some people are bad, others are terrible. However, there are some who are what can be best termed as evil. No rationale, no motivating reason, simply evil. To lure someone seeking a means of supporting himself and planning to kill him and bury him in some shallow grave, without even thinking much about it, is evil.
It might not have been about money.
The shooter might have just felt that the jobless were less than human welfare recipients.
“It might not have been about money.”
I can’t believe it is about money either. Thrill kill would be my best guess. No doubt we will find out in a very short time.
“STOW, OH (WOIO) -
The FBI confirms that two Summit County residents have been arrested in connection with a possible Craigslist murder and attempted murder.
Authorities have a teenage male and an adult male in custody according to the Noble County Sheriff’s Department.”
I also don’t think it was about money. I believe it is just that the shooter(s) were what may be best termed as ‘simple evil.’ They did it because they could, and that was enough rationale for them. Like a rabid dog the only solution for such people is to put them to sleep (’kill them’ is too high a phrase for them) since by the time a person is doing this there can be no rehabilitation. You can rehabilitate a thief, a crook, even a killer. However, this was not just a killing. It was something more ...killing at random. Almost like tossing some dice and deciding who dies based on the numbers (I am not saying that there are degrees of murder, just trying to make a point. All murders are wrong). Whoever answered those Craigslist adverts was heading towards a sudden death and an unmarked grave, and for what reason? None. It almost seems like it was some sort of sport. ‘Let’s kill the job seeker.’ In the process taking a life (the twin of that woman, and who knows who else) and ruining the lives of those who are close to that person. It is one thing to lose someone to, say, a war (where you know he died serving the nation, one of the highest sacrifices), and another to not even know why he was killed and why someone would do such a thing. People like the shooter should simply be put to sleep.
This is how you reduce the unemployment rate
Then why shoot somebody who came clear from North Carolina to apply for a job?
Damn, this is something like you’d see in a horror movie!
One of the many reasons for the 2nd amendment
Condolences to family and friends of the innocent victims. Thanks for posting.
Make a note of this article, b/c you’ll see it again if Omoslem gets re-elected.
It’ll be his new “Jobs Plan.”
There’s something weird about a Craigslist kind of environment, even though I use them to sell odds and ends and have so far not been shot yet.
Even though a sick prank (I vastly understate) like this would have been possible with a classified ad in a newspaper, the internet makes people feel like they are more anonymous even though Craigslist duly logs IP addresses and cooperates with police. “On the Web, nobody knows you’re a dog” (or something like it).
Anyhow, veteran Craigslisters know that scams run eternal and this is surely part of the reason. The talk in the Craigslist help desk forum is very often exchanges between some shocked newbie and a jaded oldster who harshly tells the newbie he or she should have known better. I’ve had email from some scamsters that don’t even bother to mention the advertised item when asking for an “address to send the cashier’s check to” (script kiddies?) and other scamsters have boldly used the same email address for months while yanking the chains of Craigslisters. It’s very much a game to them.
The web is like the ocean. A lot of small fish, but every now and then you meet a bigger fish and the only question is whether it is a curious sea-bass, a hungry grouper, an excited barracuda, or a Great White in blood-lust.
There’s a certain line of innocence found even with vicious animals in the wild, that man transgresses.
“It is sport to the foolish man to do evil...” Proverbs 10:23
Christ the first thing that came to mind was that it was a family of cannibals looking for home delivery.
I shudder to think that law enforcement will only find one body in the woods. Almost sounds like a way for serial killers to get victims. Who knows how many graves they will come across? Very disturbing story.
Or on Criminal Minds. They have had a few stories about serial killers who kidnap people and then set them free so the killers can hunt them. Very creepy.
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