Police say CT craigslist killing was an organized hit

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I originally posted about the shooting murder of Jesus Silva here. He was shot to death in New Britain, Connecticut, after responding to a craigslist ad for a car he was selling. Jesus Sierra, Joel Jaquez, and Idaliz Zavala-Burgos have been charged with his murder. Before I said that I did not have any information on the motive for the murder but now new warrants have been released that allege what the motive was.

Investigators believe that Silva was involved in the drug trade and was ordered to be executed after he allegedly came up short with the money he owed his supplier. So far it is unknown if the supplier is going to be charged. Silva was also said to have brokered car sales frequently and it appears that his assailants used that information to lure him to his death.

Murders have been solicited for on craigslist many times before but this is the first time I’ve heard of a victim of a contact killing being lured to his death through the online classifieds site. It seems that criminals of all forms have some kind of use for craigslist.

December murder of CT man may be a craigslist killing

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On December 30th of 2014 Jesus Silva of Meriden, Connecticut, was found shot to death in his car on the streets of New Britain, CT. Since his murder police have arrested Jesus Sierra, Joel Jaquez, and Idaliz Zavala-Burgos, all of Springfield, Mass., and have charged them with Silva’s murder.

Today in a court hearing it was revealed that the murder may have been a craigslist killing. Mr. Silva had an ad on craigslist selling his car. His family said that he was in phone contact with someone about his car the night of his death and police say records indicate that he was allegedly speaking to Sierra.

No word yet if the motive was robbery or something more sinister. I’ll post additional details as they become available.

It looked like someone had stomped on the child

The Wagoners

The Wagoners

Back in the days of the Bad Breeders website (click here to find out why it’s no more) we used to post a lot of what we called ‘killer furniture’ stories. These were stories where abusive ‘parents’, or Breeders as we called them, would blame their child’s blunt force trauma injuries on things like falling out of bed or off of high chair. Others would say their child bumped their heads on coffee tables or various other child height furniture. The problem with these stories was that the children’s injuries were so massive that the bed they fell off of must have been 3 stories high or the child was running at mach 1 when they struck the table. This is going to be one of those stories and so much more.

Here’s what a forensic pathologist had to say about the death of 1-year-old Zoey Lee Wagoner of Greenfield, Indiana…

A forensic pathologist found Zoey had suffered multiple blunt force traumatic injuries before her death. She had bruises and abrasions on her face and scalp. Her lips were bruised. Blood vessels had burst in her eyes and neck. Her liver was lacerated, and her intestines and pancreas were bruised. Old breaks in both arms were still healing.

The pathologist told police it looked like someone had stomped on the child.

Zoey’s Breeders, Matthew Wagoner, 31, and Jessica Wagoner, 32, have been charged with murder in her death. Matthew Wagner allegedly told investigators that Zoey fell off a bed. Again with that type of trauma the bed must have been 50 feet high. However that’s not the worst part of story. Police allege that the Wagoners concocted a scheme to try to throw off suspicion on them because they knew the injuries would result in criminal charges. Part of it was that Mr. Wagoner took Zoey on a walk to a nearby Circle K so he could claim she was fine then. He had to pass a hospital to and from Circle K and never once thought about getting help for his daughter. Then the plan was for Mr. Wagoner to call Mrs. Wagoner at work to make it appear like an accident happened. I bet she was just happy to get time off from work but I digress. However, even this act of evil isn’t the worst part in my opinion.

You see, the Wagoners weren’t even supposed to be living together. He was under investigation for allegedly molesting her 9-year-old daughter and the daughter’s friend. The Department of Child Services had barred them from being together because of it. But hell, why should a little molestation come between such a happy couple?

After their arrest The Wagoners both said that the other had anger issues…

She told police that Matthew has a temper and had hit her before, and that she didn’t trust Matthew with Zoey.

Matthew said Jessica had a temper of her own, and that she was “very aggressive and hits the children across the face.”

He said he saw Jessica punch Zoey in the stomach so hard it made the child gasp for air.

It always astounds me that evil can find evil like this.

As I’ve said way too many times before, if you’re a child abusing scumbag you’re not smarter than medical professionals and you’re not smarter than police. They will find out what you’ve been doing so how about not beating your child instead. –

You don’t have to be an abuser. There are resources out there for you. If you are in need of help you can reach out to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Thanks to Brigette for the tip.

UPDATE 6/6/2015: The defense for Matthew Wagoner have requested a psych eval for their client which reports say is usually the first step in seeking an insanity defense.

Woman tried to steal baby in September 2014 craigslist killing in Ga.

Catherine Goins

Catherine Goins

Back in September of last year 37-year-old Catherine Goins was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing 30-year-old Natalia Roberts. Reports say that Goins lured Ms. Roberts to her ex-boyfriend’s home in Ringold, Georgia, claiming she was selling baby clothes. Goins is then said to have shot Ms. Roberts in the back of the head with the intention of stealing Roberts’ 3-week-old child to pass off as her own. Goins had told her ex that she was pregnant and when he found out that she wasn’t she supposedly came up with this plan. She even allegedly tried telling police that she shot an intruder.

Let’s stop here for a moment. In the history of forever has this plan ever worked? It seems like whenever some crazy woman claims to be pregnant and tries to steal a baby, often times from the mother’s womb, that they’re always caught. It boggles my mind just thinking how selfish a person must be to go to such great lengths for attention no matter the consequences.

In a recent hearing prosecutors said that Roberts had responded to a craigslist ad for children’s clothes that Goins had posted. If this sounds familiar it’s because craigslist has been used before to lure unsuspecting mothers into violent situations. In 2009 Korena Roberts of Oregon murdered a pregnant Heather Snively and cut the baby from her womb. More recently Dynel Lane of Colorado stabbed Michelle Wilkins and cut her baby from her womb. Ms. Wilkins survived but her baby did not. Both suspects in these cases lured their victims through craigslist ads for baby clothes.

Something as innocuous as baby clothes have led to at least three deaths through craigslist. That should serve as a warning to how unsafe craigslist truly is.

Mich. Man killed during craigslist robbery

Hassan Deaibes

Hassan Deaibes

Before we get started let me preface this post by saying that so far only The Arab American News is reporting that this was a ‘craigslist killing’. I’m not saying that you should doubt the veracity of the article, I’m just saying that they’re the only ones making the craigslist connection so far.

Anyway, on May 17th 24-year-old Hassan Deaibes of Dearborn, Michigan was shot and killed after responding to a craigslist ad for motorcycle parts in Detroit. The ‘sellers’ changed the location of the deal once Hassan and his uncle arrived at the meeting place. The suspects allegedly robbed Hassan of his money before one of the suspects shot Hassan in the head. Hos uncle was driving and was uninjured and was able to flag down an ambulance, Unfortunately Hassan succumbed to his injuries the next day.

Three suspects have been arrested but have not been named yet. Two of the suspects are only 16 while the third suspect is in his 20s. No word yet on which one was the gunman who fired the fatal shot.

My prayers and condolences go out to the friends and family of Hassan Deaibes.

Personally, as I’m sure you know, I would never recommend doing any kind of business on craigslist. However of you insist on not heeding my warning if anything feels wrong at anytime during a craigslist transaction get out of there as quickly as possible or don’t even go to the meeting. Also many police departments are offering their parking lot as supposed safe zones to make these transactions.

Backpage prostitute murdered in Wisconsin

Andre Robinson

Andre Robinson

Backpage has its share of murderers but due to the lack of alliteration they don’t always get the attention of their craigslist killing cohorts. For example, take the story of 19-year-old Brandy Carroll. Her services were ordered off of Backpage by 38-year-old Andre Robinson of Beloit, Wisconsin. Robinson would be her final client as he’s been charged with allegedly murdering Ms. Carroll.

Police haven’t released all the details of the murder except to say that at some point in the night Ms. Carroll fell down the basement stairs in Robinson’s home. Reports also say that she also suffered from stab wounds and blunt force trauma although a cause of death has not been released beyond ‘homicidal violence’.

Sites like Backpage are obviously not making it safer for prostitutes as many would claim. It’s just allowing the murderers to kill their victims in more comfortable surroundings.

Body found of SC mom who disappeared after Kik date

Ashley Pegram

Ashley Pegram

The body of 28-year-old Ashley Pegarm was found over the weekend. Ms. Pegram was the mother from Summerville, South Carolina, who went missing after going on a date with a man she met on the messaging app Kik. 30-year-old Edward Bonilla was charged in her murder after blood found in his trunk matched that of Ms. Pegram. A cause of death has not been released other than that she died from homicidal violence.

What has come as surprise to me is that police in the area say that more arrests may be coming but are being tight-lipped about it as the investigation is ongoing. I can only imagine what these other arrests may entail.

I’ll post more details as they become available and as time allows.

Taylor Clark may have been killed because the killer’s car was repo’d

Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon

As I’ve previously posted 19-year-old Taylor Clark of Madison County, Illinois, was shot and killed after trying to sell his car on craigslist. His alleged killer is 24-year-old Michael Gordon of St. Louis. Taylor’s car and then his body were found in Hazelwood, Missouri. It seems there may have been a very good reason for that.

Reports say that Taylor met Gordon at his Gordon’s place of work where witnesses say that they drove off to a wooded area near the business before Gordon returned alone. The story gets even more tragic and pathetic from there. Gordon is said to have driven the same type of car that Taylor was selling except Gordon had his repossessed.

While police have not commented on this finding it’s beginning to sound like that Gordon killed Taylor because of his own inadequacies. Just like cowards do.

How did Gordon possibly think that this car swap killing was even going to work. I swear that criminals sometimes think that life works like a cheesy 1980s sitcom or movie where it’s so crazy it just might work. No, it doesn’t. It never works. So instead of being a leech on society fix your own damn problems before murdering someone for some selfish and shallow reason.

An innocent man is dead because he may have driven the same type of car that some other guy had repo’d. Think about that.

Missing Illinois man selling car on craigslist found dead

Taylor S. Clark

Taylor S. Clark

Once again I’m sad to post that the body of 19-year-old Taylor S. Clark was found shot to death 400 yards from the car he was trying to sell on craigslist. Taylor’s car was found abandoned in Hazelwood, Missouri. No suspect has been named or arrested at this time.

Police are seeking the public’s help in this case. Please call the Major Case Squad if you have any tips: 314-513-5225

Still no word if Taylor was set up through craigslist but the memory of the murder of Bud and June Runion, who died under similar circumstances in Georgia, are still fresh in our minds.

My prayers and condolences go out to Taylor’s friends and family.

UPDATE 5/6/2015: Police in Missouri have arrested 24-year-old Michael Gordon of St. Louis and have officially charged him with the murder of Taylor Clark. Taylor’s murder does appear to be yet another ‘craigslist killing’ as investigators have said that Taylor and Gordon exchanged e-mails about the car that Taylor was selling on craigslist.

SC Mom who disappeared after KIK date believed dead, date charged with her murder

Edward Bonilla

Edward Bonilla

I’m sad that I have to post that 28-year-old Ashley Pegram of Summerville, South Carolina, is believed to be dead. Ms. Pegram went missing in early April after going on a date with Edward Bonilla whom she met on Kik. Police in South Carolina say that blood evidence found in the trunk of Bonilla’s car is a DNA match to that of Ashley Pegram. Bonilla was being held on obstruction of justice charges but has now been charged with murder.

As of yet Ms. Pegram’s body has not yet been found. If her body is somehow never recovered Bonilla could still be convicted of murder. Murder convictions without a body are not unheard of. The two most infamous cases of that are the convictions of Tom Capano in the murder of Anne Marie Fahey and Hans Resier in the murder of his wife Nina.

My prayers and condolences to the friends and family of Ashley Pegram.