The Craigslist Murderers: What We Know

A very strange and disturbing story has caught the Internet’s attention today—and it’s one where fact and fiction get a little hazy. Here’s a breakdown of what is known: 19-year-old Miranda Barbour and her husband are currently going to jail for murdering a 42-year-old man in Pennsylvania, whom they recruited on Craigslist for sex. Since being captured, Barbour has claimed to have killed many, many people, saying she “stopped keeping count” after 22 and can reveal the location of each body. Police are taking the confession seriously, although the FBI has yet to weigh in.

Perhaps even stranger is Barbour’s assertion that all this started as part of satanic cult she joined in Alaska, one that compels its members to murder. She claims to be a “high-ranking member” of her cult, although details have gotten very sketchy here. Barbour claimed the cult forced her to have an abortion, but her mother says doctors have found no such evidence. Barbour also says that she feels no remorse over her murders because she only kills bad people—a trait she traces back to being molested by her uncle when she was a child, something her mother has confirmed. “I feel it is time to get all of this out,” she told The Daily Item. “I don’t care if people believe me. I just want to get it out” …

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