The questionable Craigslist serial killer

Lakeidra Chavis/ Editor-in-Chief

Feb. 25, 2014

A 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman has raised more questions than answers, after claiming to have killed more than 20 other people–but her claims are questionable.

Miranda Barbour, a North Pole native, and her husband Elytte admitted to stabbing a man to death November, after soliciting him using Craigslist, according to the Sunbury Daily Item. The murder occurred on the couple’s three week wedding anniversary. After the murder, they reportedly went to a strip club to celebrate Elytte’s birthday, according to the Alaska Dispatch.

But this isn’t it, the story gets stranger.

During an interview with the Sunbury, a local state newspaper, Barbour claimed to have killed at least 22 people, in states ranging from Alaska to North Carolina. Barbour said she committed her first murder when she was 13 while she belonged to a satanic cult, ABC News reports.

“I feel it is time to get all of this out. I don’t care if people believe me. I just want to get it out,” Barbour said in an interview with the Sunbury. She went on to say that she didn’t feel bad about the murders because the only killed, “bad people.”

Sunbury police Chief Steve Mazzeo said that the department is “seriously concerned,” about Barbour’s claims. The Federal Bureal of Investigation, Anchorage and the Alaska State Troopers have been in contact with Pennsylvania authorities. However, AST said in a statement last Tuesday that they did not have any evidence outside of Barbour’s interview, that she had committed any murders in  Alaska.

The story has turned in a media frenzy. The question of whether her story is true, is still yet to be discovered.


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