In Kenner, Louisiana police believe that 22-year-old Kylan Laurent killed a backpage prostitute named Anita McDonald. They say that Laurent only arranged to meet her to rob and kill her. According to reports Laurent strangled McDonald to death.
This past Tuesday after a high-speed chase with Louisiana State Police, Laurent jumped off the Veterans Memorial Bridge into the Mississippi River and is believed dead.
Laurent may have had even more victims as 22 cell phones allegedly stolen from prostitutes was found in his car and home.
Laurent is not the first backpage killer and as long as Village Voice Media insists on keeping the escort ads there will be many more.