The Trench Reynolds Report

Without truth there is no justice

Again, I have to apologize for being late in bringing you this story. The recent spate of school shootings has been keeping me busy, however, this story is no less important. Back in the Spring of last year,  21-year-olds Alize Smith and Jarron Moreland were shot and killed during a craigslist transaction gone wrong. Smith …

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21-year-old Maribely Lopez of Lindenwold, New Jersey was shot and killed back in March outside a vacant home in Willingboro, New Jersey. Lopez was in her car and was there to meet someone she was supposed to be selling a phone to through the marketplace app OfferUp. Instead, she was shot once in the back …

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33-year-old April Vancleave of Arlington, Texas was murdered around Christmas-time in 2016. She was selling handmade jewelry on the marketplace app 5miles in order to buy Christmas presents for her 6-year-old daughter. She took just about every precaution in trying to ensure her safety as she took her husband with her to the meet, the …

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If you’re not familiar with LetGo, it’s a marketplace app where people can buy and sell things. Think of it like craigslist but more modern and stylish. One of the big differences between LetGo and craigslist is that LetGo never had any sections like personals or ‘casual encounters’. So, you would think that LetGo wouldn’t …

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Backpage co-founder Michael Lacey is awaiting his trial on human trafficking and money laundering charges that is set to take place in 2020. Meanwhile, he’s free to go about his business while wearing an ankle monitor. I find that kind of ironic since I’m sure a number of Backpage’s victims probably had actual chains attached …

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53-year-old Timothy Ray Walker, aka Timothy Ray Havelka, of Blount County, Alabama is accused of allegedly killing 70-year-old Dennis Allan Foltz. Walker was said to have met Foltz after placing a craigslist ad looking for an “older man” with “no family ties.” Foltz was shot twice in the back of the head and his body …

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As some of you may know, I’ve been writing about craigslist crimes for close to 13 years and even I have to admit that crime on craigslist has dropped significantly. That’s not to say craigslist is even remotely safe due to the number of robberies and ripoffs but as far as major crimes like murder …

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If you’re unfamiliar with the story of Desiree Robinson she was the 16-year-old girl who was murdered outside of Chicago after being prostituted on Backpage. On Christmas Eve of 2016, after 32-year-old Antonio Rosales couldn’t pay Desiree at a party in Markham, Illinois he allegedly brutally murdered her instead. Rosales was said to have beat …

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For years, craigslist was the online destination for sex trafficking and prostitution., It was also the destination for online predators looking for underage victims. Due to the pressure from legislators, media, and anti-human trafficking advocacy groups, craigslist closed its adult/erotic services section nationwide in 2010. This didn’t stop traffickers or predators as they just moved …

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Back in 2012, I made a post about a Backpage advertised massage parlor that was shut down in Oxford, Massachusetts. At that time, the local media seemed to be more concerned with how massage parlors affect property values rather than the plight of women who are sold into sexual slavery. If you’re unfamiliar with how …

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