Murder: Community on alert after killing
An ad on the popular free
classifieds website "Craigslist" was used as a bait for a brutal
community at Craigslist is on high alert after a murder was
linked to the popular classifieds website. Katherine Olson, 24
-year-old Minnesota girl, answered one of the many classifieds
on the website for a babysitter. Later Olson was found murdered
in the trunk of her car. The police says that a 19-year-old
suspect is in custody, but a name and details have not been
released yet. The founder of CraigsList, Craig Newmark, says
that they are working with the police, as they have always done.
Usually crimes via classifieds websites like Graigslist involve
identity theft and scams, even sexual solicitation, but this is
the first time a murder has began as an ad on the site.
The chilling murder of Katherine Olson has
drawn attention to the fact that the Internet sometimes could be
as dangerous as walking in a dark alley late at night. Caution
should always be exercised when meeting strangers on the web and
offline, always do a research on a person you will meet and
always meet in public places.