Sex scam leads to Gold Coast area craigslist killing

One of the alleged murder weapons used to kill Mark “Zeb” Spencer
One of the alleged murder weapons used to kill Mark “Zeb” Spencer

While the United States may lead the market in craigslist killings the market has not been cornered.

In Coomera, QLD, Australia, the body of 37-year-old Mark “Zeb” Spencer was found. Police believe that he was beaten to death after a robbery scam went horribly wrong. According to reports Mr. Spencer ordered the services of a prostitute through craigslist. Instead the prostitute and a male partner allegedly beat Spencer to death.

Authorities in Australia have arrested 33-year-old Peta Lorang-Goubran and her accomplice, 28-year-old Mark Dayney, and charged them with Spencer’s brutal murder. The pair are believed to have beaten Spencer to death with a tennis racket and a baseball bat. Investigators also say that the pair may have other victims that they have robbed in a long running scam.

So it’s just not the US where you’re taking your life into your hands by using craigslist. Even in other countries they refuse to clean up their site.

On a somewhat unrelated note, brothels are legal in Queensland while street prostitution is not and sex trafficking against people’s will does take place in the country.

Mark Spencer
Mark Spencer

UPDATE 8/31/2016: Lorang-Goubran was sentenced to seven years with time served after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

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