22 Year Old Robert Polk Missing Since 10/3/15 in St Louis, MO After Going to Buy a Vehicle He Saw on Craigslist

22 year old Army veteran Robert Polk went has been missing since Saturday, October 3, 2015 in At. Louis, Missouri. Polk was last seen around 7 PM on Saturday when he left to look at a vehicle that he saw on Craigslist. Polk never returned and he has not been seen or heard from since. A family member said, he “went to go meet the person that to buy the car, he’d been talking to someone about a black Mustang and has not been back since.”

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A local Army veteran’s family fears the worst after he goes missing. They suspect Craigslist may have played a role in the disappearance.

According to investigators with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, 22-year-old Robert Polk went missing Saturday. Polk’s family believes something went wrong after he left home looking for a vehicle he saw on Craigslist and never returned.

“I fear that he got on Craigslist looking for a car. I’m thinking he met up with the wrong person,” said Hayleen Jones, Polk’s mother.

Polk was last seen around 7 p.m. on October 3, wearing a black sweatshirt and black sweatpants.

MSHP Missing Persons: (#407)

Anyone with information on Robert Polk’s whereabouts should contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department at 314-444-5309.

24 Year Old Michael Gordon Arrested & Charged with 1st Degree Murder in Death of SIU Student Taylor Clark Who was Selling His Car on Craigslist


24 year old Michael Gordon has been arrested and charged with the first degree murder of Southern Illinois University student Taylor Clark. The two came into contact each other after the 19 year old SIU student posted an ad to sell his car on Craiglist. Upon meeting at the MTC truck driver training center in Hazelwood, where Gordon was an employee, Gordon shot Clark on Monday while he was on his lunch hour and tried to hide the body. Gordon is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.


Michael Gordon Arrested for First Degree Murder

A Missouri man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting dead an Illinois college student looking to sell his car to the suspect during a meeting arranged through online classified website Craigslist, police said.

Michael Gordon, a 24-year-old St. Louis resident, was arrested on Tuesday and was being held in a county jail on $1 million bond, Florissant Police Department spokesman Tim Fagen told a news conference late on Wednesday.

The body of Taylor Clark, a civil engineering student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, according to his Twitter page, was found at the truck driver training center where Gordon worked.

“The victim and the suspect did connect through Craigslist after the victim listed a vehicle for sale,” Fagen told reporters. “They were going to meet and the vehicle was going to be looked at and test-driven.”

St. Louis Today – Police charge man in death of SIUE student, said they met through Craigslist ad.

The suspect is Michael Gordon, of the 4500 block of Mardel Avenue. Gordon is an employee of the MTC truck driver training center in Hazelwood, where Clark’s car and body were found Tuesday. He is being held at the St. Louis County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.

He was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Gordon met Clark, 19, through a Craigslist ad that Clark had placed about the sale of his car, Florissant Police Capt. Tim Fagan said at a press conference Wednesday night.

He said Gordon had been in custody since Tuesday, when his name surfaced from emails found between him and Clark about the red 2007 Nissan 350ZX that Clark had listed for sale on the website.

Fagan said police believe Gordon shot Clark on Monday while Gordon was on his lunch hour. The shooting occurred on the parking lot of MTC and Clark’s body was found nearby. Fagan said there had been an attempt to cover it up.

Bud and June Runion from Marietta, Georgia Missing Since 1/22/15 When They Traveled to Telfair County to Purchase a Car From Craigslist (Update: Two Warrants for Suspect Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns)(Update: Bodies of Missing Couple Found Deceased)

Cobb County Couple Missing …

Bud and June Runion, a Marietta, Georgia couple in their 60′s, have been missing since Thursday, January 22, 2015.  The Cobb County couple have been missing since they went to Telfair County Thursday to purchase a car from someone they met through Craigslist. According to the police, the couple drove to McRae to meet with someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed seeking a 1966 Mustang. Cobb County detectives believe the couple was riding in a pewter- or champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy with Georgia tag BWU 7349. Authorities say that the phone number that the couple called, traced back to a disposable cell phone. No one has heard from them since Friday and it appears that the Runions’ cell phones are off.

Bud and June Runion

State and local agencies have joined a frantic search for a Marietta couple missing since they went to Telfair County Thursday to purchase a car from someone they met through Craigslist.

“We’re trying to put together some teams to go out right now,” said Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson.

The couple apparently drove to McRae to meet with someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed seeking a 1966 Mustang, the sheriff said. Family members became concerned when the two did not return for a family function and would not answer their cell phone.

Facebook: Find Bud & June Runion.

UPDATE I: The GBI and Georgia State Patrol have joined deputies from Telfair, Wheeler and Jeff Davis counties in the search for a Marietta couple.

Bud Runion is 69 years old; June Runion is 66.

The couple drove to McRae on Thursday to meet someone who responded to an ad Bud Runion placed on Craigslist seeking a 1966 Mustang.

Relatives became concerned when the couple did not return for a family function and did not answer their cell phone.

Cobb County detectives believe the couple was riding in a pewter- or champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy with Georgia tag BWU 7349.

They say Bud Runion is white, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He is balding with gray hair and blue eyes. June Runion is white, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.


Champagne colored 2003 GMC Envoy with Georgia tag BWU 7349

UPDATE II: Suspect named in missing couple case: Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns.

Steverson says there are two active warrants out for Ronnie “Jay” Adrian Towns: one for making false statements to investigators and the other for criminal attempt to commit theft by deception.

Sheriff Steverson says Ronnie Towns is 28 and around 6 feet tall.

UPDATE III: Two Bodies Found as Cops Search for Missing Elderly Couple.

Two bodies were found Monday in the search for an elderly Georgia couple who disappeared last week after going to look at a car advertised on Craigslist, police said.

The vehicle of the missing couple —Elrey “Bud” Runion, 69, and his wife, June Runion, 66 — was found submerged in a body of water. Two bodies, one man and one female, were found nearby. The bodies haven’t been officially identified and the cause of death hasn’t been determined, Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said.

Authorities have been searching for the couple since their family reported that they hadn’t heard from them since they left Thursday morning for southern Georgia to look at a vintage Mustang.

UPDATE IV: Bodies found in search for Runion couple.

Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said two bodies were found Monday in the search for Bud and June Runion, the missing Marietta couple.

Investigators also found the couple’s SUV submerged in a shallow body of water, Steverson said.

Steverson said autopsies are being done before a positive identification is announced.

Ronnie Adrian “Jay” Towns, 28, of McRae turned himself in to authorities Monday morning.

The Telfair sheriff asked anyone with information to call his office at 229-868-6621. Also, anyone with information about the couple’s whereabouts is asked to call Cobb County Police at 770-499-3900.

19 Year Old Miranda Barbour (with Husband Elytte Barbour) Admits to Pennsylvania Craigslist Killing of Troy LaFerrara, Says She Killed at Least 22 Others From Alaska to North Carolina … “When I Hit 22, I Stopped Counting”

19 year old female serial, thrill-kill, satanic murderer admits to killing of  Troy LaFerrara and at least 22 other individuals … “When I hit 22, I stopped counting.”

Miranda Barbour admitted in a prison interview with The Daily Item, that she and her husband, 22  Elytte Barbour, killed 42 year old Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton in what isbe called the Pennsylvania Craigslist killing.  The newlywed couple posted out on Craigslist paid companionship.  Miranda said she agreed to sex for $100 with LaFerrara. The two met in the parking lot of the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Hummels Wharf, and drove nearly six miles to Sunbury. It was then when the Barbour’s killed the unsuspecting Craigslist respondent.  Miranda Barbour and Elytte Barbour have been charged by Sunbury police in the November 11, 2013 fatal knifing of Troy LaFerrara.  The victims body was found in the backyard of a home in Sunbury on November 12. Troy Laferrara had been stabbed 20 times and strangled.

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Nineteen-year-old satanist Miranda Barbour admits to killing Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton. In a prison interview Friday night, she said that she considered sparing his life until he said the wrong thing. She also said LaFerrara was one of dozens of such victims she killed in the past six years.

LaFerrara, Miranda Barbour said, was Elytte’s first victim.

The 42-year-old Port Trevorton resident was killed on the Barbours’ three-week wedding anniversary.

“I remember everything,” Miranda Barbour said. “It is like watching a movie.”

She said she agreed to sex for $100 with LaFerrara, whom she met through a Craigslist ad. The two met in the parking lot of the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Hummels Wharf, and drove nearly six miles to Sunbury.

At one point, she planned to let LaFerrara out of her Honda CRV.

“He said the wrong things,” she said. “And then things got out of control. I can tell you he was not supposed to be stabbed. My husband was just supposed to strangle him.”


As if this was not bad enough. It get’s worse, much, much worse. Miranda Barbour also admitted to killing at least 22 individuals from Alaska to North Carolina. She stated, “When I hit 22, I stopped counting.” Miranda Barbour also stated that LaFerrara was Elytte’s first victim. Miranda Barbour also said that if she is let out of jail, she will kill again.

She wants to plead guilty to LaFerrara’s murder, and said she is ready to speak with police about her other victims.

“I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them,” she said.

LaFerrara, Miranda Barbour said, was Elytte’s first victim.

The 42-year-old Port Trevorton resident was killed on the Barbours’ three-week wedding anniversary.

“I remember everything,” Miranda Barbour said. “It is like watching a movie.”


UPDATE I: The twisted and warped past of Miranda Barbour including sexual molestation at the age of 4 and the introduction into a Satanic cult.

She said she was sexually molested at age 4 and was introduced to murder at 13, literally in the hands of a man who led her to satanism — beliefs that she said she held at the time of the LaFerrara homicide.

“I feel it is Miranda said when she was 4, she was sexually molested by a relative.

Elizabeth Dean, Miranda’s mother, confirmed Saturday that her sister’s husband was later arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor and sentenced to 14 years in prison.

“It was bad,” Dean said. “I never let (her) stay anywhere except for my sister’s house, and I was devastated when I found out.”

Nine years later, Miranda joined a satanic cult in Alaska. Soon after, Miranda said, she had her first experience in murder.time to get all of this out,” she said. “I don’t care if people believe me. I just want to get it out.”

UPDATE II: FBI talking to Pennsylvania police over accused Craigslist killer.

The FBI said on Sunday it was in contact with local police in the case of Miranda Barbour, who is charged with murdering a Pennsylvania man she lured via the website Craigslist and reportedly admits to the killing and at least 22 other slayings.

The FBI said on Sunday in a statement that its Philadelphia division “has recently been in contact with the Sunbury Police Department regarding Miranda Barbour, and will offer any assistance requested in the case.”

32 Year Old Anthony Brinkman Arrested at Missouri Cracker Barrel over Craigslist Ad Seeking to Beat & Rape His 11 Year Old Daughter … Charged with Statutory Sodomy


32 year old Anthony Brinkman of Cuba, Missouri was arrested at a Cracker Barrel after having solicited on Craig’s List an undercover police officer to rape and beat his 11 year old daughter while he watched. Not only did this POS put an ad on Craig’s List, he actually brought his daughter to the Cracker Barrel for the meet up.  Thank God it was an undercover officer!  As St. Louis County Detective Mike Slaughter said at the press conference on Monday, “If we hadn’t gotten involved and someone bad had gotten in touch with him, something bad would have happened to that little girl.” It is not known whether the 11 year old girl had been previously sexually assaulted by Brinkman, however, a further investigation is underway. Police have seized Brinkman’s computers and are awaiting the results of a forensic analysis. Anthony Brinkman is charged with attempted statutory sodomy and he is being held on a $100,000 cash-only bond.

An undercover officer posing as a 27-year-old woman then responded to Brinkman. He told her he wanted the woman to be his girlfriend as well as participate with him in sexually assaulting the child with sex toys, Slaughter said. He also said he wanted her to help find a boyfriend for the child, Slaughter said.

Thankfully, some one had contacted  the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that Brinkman had posted the Craigslist ad. Personally, I would like to know why Craig’s List is not supposed to police their own websites.

From The Raw Story:

A Missouri father was arrested last week after he showed up at a Cracker Barrel to meet an undercover officer who he had contacted on Craigslist about beating and raping his 11-year-old daughter.

At a press conference on Monday, St. Louis County Detective Mike Slaughter said that it took a lot to shock detectives who investigate Internet predators, but they just couldn’t believe it when 32-year-old Anthony Brinkman came to the restaurant with the young girl that he expected them to assault.

“It’s just a lot of talk for most of these guys, but this guy actually brought (the girl) to the scene to go ahead with the next step of enacting it,” Slaughter explained. “If we hadn’t gotten involved and someone bad had gotten in touch with him, something bad would have happened to that little girl.”

I guess it is not just food stamps that are for sale on Craig’s List these days.

Another Clueless Foolish Congressman … US Rep Chris Lee (NY-R) Goes from Scandal to Ex-Congressman

When will politicians ever learn? Craig’s List, buy a coach, buy a washing machine, ruin your political career …

Congressman Chris Lee of the 26th district in New York was reported by Gawker to have sent topless pics on Craig’s List “Women Seeking Men” forum portraying himself as a “divorced” “lobbyist” and “fit fun classy guy.”  The problem, US Rep. Lee is a married US Congressman with a child. Yeah, REAL CLASSY!

PICS at Gawker … EESH!


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How absolutely foolish and wreck-less could a politician be? How could Chris Lee not have thought that in the age of on-line social media that some one would not have recognized who he was?Com’on Man! Did we say he was a Congressman? Correct, Congressman no longer … he is now a former Congressman in what might be one of the fastest political scandals ever as Lee has now promptly resigned in disgrace, having apologized to his family and staff for “profound mistakes” and  promised “to work as hard as I can to seek their forgiveness.” How could he be so pathetic as to cruise Craig’sList for chicks and not think that he would be outed? At least he did not use the excuse that he was hiking the Appalachian trail.

The apology from USA Today:

“I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents,” the two-term congressman said in a statement posted on his site Wednesday evening. He said he made “profound mistakes.”

“The challenges we face in Western New York and across the country are too serious for me to allow this distraction to continue, and so I am announcing that I have resigned my seat in Congress effective immediately.”

Why do people continue to think that they can get away with such actions? Why would any one go into a career like politics and participate in such foolish behavior?

“Craigslist Killer Philip Markoff Found Dead in Boston Jail of Apparent Suicide

CRAIGSLIST Killer takes cowards wau out and commits suicide …

Philip Markoff, the accused “CraigsList” killer was found dead in his jail cell over the weekend with a bag over his head in an apparent suicide. Markoff was charged with the  first degree murder of Julissa Brisman and the armed robbery of 29 year old Las Vegas woman named Trisha Leffler, both occurring in Boston, MA hotels.

Accused “Craigslist Killer” Philip Markoff was found dead at Nashua Street Jail yesterday morning, a plastic bag tied over his head, in an apparent suicide, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said today.

Another law-enforcement official said he had been found with a cut artery.

Markoff, 24, was alone in his cell when jail officials discovered his body one day after what would have been the one year anniversary of his wedding.

Previously, it was reported at Blink on Crime that Philip Markoff had tried to hang himself with his shoe laces back in April 2009.

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Craigslist with Another Black Eye … Baby for Adoption, of 7 Month Old Jake Brennan Ad Scam

The law of unintended consequences when family blog meets scam artists.

More bad PR for Craigslist …

The mother of of 7 month old Jake Brennan was horrified to learn that a picture of her son was Craigslist_Brennenused on Craigslist advertising his own adoption. Just one problem, he was not up for adoption. The picture has since been taken down.

MyFOXBoston reports that a stranger alerted Jenni Brennan of Abington, Mass. to the photo, which involved her 7-month-old son, Jake, in an online adoption scam. The ad read: “A CUTE BABY BOY FOR ADOPTION HE IS VERY HEALTHY AND READY FOR ADOPTION FOR MORE YOU COME BACK TO US.”

Brennan responded to the ad, receiving an email describing her son as Canadian but currently living in an African orphanage.

So how did the scammers find the picture of 7 month old Jake Brennan? From the Brennan’s family blog. Makes one think a second about making their entire family open to the world, doesn’t it?

So Brennan tried responding to the ad herself, and sure enough, an e-mail was sent to her using her son’s picture, describing him as a child born in Canada, but now living in an orphanage in the African nation of Cameroon.

The scammers didn’t bother to cover up their tracks either. Inside of the e-mail, Brennan could easily see that the photo was taken from her family blog.

What is the responsibility of Craigslist to actually verify in some way the ads on their site?

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