2nd Body Identified In Ohio Craigslist Ad Scheme

By: AP
By: AP
Authorities say a body found in a shallow grave near a mall in Ohio is that of a missing man who answered a Craigslist ad that police say lured victims into a deadly robbery scheme.

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Authorities say a body found in a shallow grave near a mall in Ohio is that of a missing man who answered a Craigslist ad that police say lured victims into a deadly robbery scheme.

The family of 47-year-old Timothy Kern of Massillon says he'd been missing for more than a week and it was out of character for him not to be in touch.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's office said Saturday that Kern died from gunshot wounds to the head.

The discovery of Kern's body Friday came just hours before the sheriff of Noble County announced the discovery of another body there, the second found in Noble County and presumably related to the phony ad.

Two suspects are in custody.


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  • by Liberty's Teeth on Nov 25, 2011 at 02:38 PM
    Sam, how many legitimate transactions take place each day on sites like Craigslist? Do you think the media is concerned about reporting on those stories, or only the dramatic horror stories that make headlines? Private party sales are no more dangerous than shopping at a retail store, when handled with a modicum of common sense. Don't give a stranger personal information. Meet in a public, well-trafficked area. Bring a friend, if feasible. The bottom line is to just be prepared and take the necessary steps to keep yourself safe. I've taken part in a multitude of Craigslist transactions and never had even a hint of an issue. A few bad apples do not constitute justification to spread irrational fear over these types of internet services.
  • by sam Location: cos on Nov 17, 2011 at 03:27 PM
    This is very sad and this is why you should not do any kind of dealings with Craigslist,Ebay,Amazon etc. You never know who you are dealing with. This type of story has become way to common.
  • by axle Location: somewhere on Nov 17, 2011 at 03:01 PM
    I wonder if these people would be surprised if you showed up armed to a job interview.
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