Craigslist Killer Alleged To Have Murdered DozensBy: Toni Matthews-El - February 17, 2014
“When I hit 22, I stopped counting.”
These chilling words are alleged to have come directly from the mouth of Miranda Barbour. Barbour was arrested in November for her role in the killing of a 42-year-old man she met on Craigslist. The 19-year-old and her husband Elytte Barbour, 22, face charges that include criminal homicide.
Despite her confessions, both Barbour and her husband have pleaded not guilty.
In a phone interview with a reporter for the Daily Item, Barbour said that over the past several years she had participated in at least 22 different killing across the states of Alaska, Texas, North Carolina, and California. Barbour says that she’s not sure of the exact number but she told the reporter, “I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them.”
According to CNN, Sunbury Police Chief Steve Mazzeo says that local law enforcement officials are working closely with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies in each of the states where Barbour has lived.
Meanwhile the FBI has released a statement saying its too early to determine its exact role in this ongoing case. A statement to CNN revealed that The FBI’s Philadelphia Division, “has recently been in contact with the Sunbury Police Department regarding Miranda Barbour, and will offer any assistance requested in the case.”
Barbour’s public defender claimed he was unaware of the interview, which the Daily Item is claiming was recorded. At the same time, her husband Elytte’s lawyer is apparently balking at the notion of a consolidated trial in the aftermath of the alleged quotes.
The Item claims that during her interview, Barbour revealed that she killed for the first time at the age of 13 when she joined a Satanic cult in Alaska.
Authorities say they are investigating her claims.
According to Mazzeo, “We investigate all leads just because that’s the proper protocol to follow through.”
A date for the “Craigslist Killings” case has not yet been set. Barbour is currently being held at the Northumberland County Prison in Pennsylvania.
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