The death of 18-year-old Aprina Paul of Fitchburg, Wisconsin has been a strange one. Her burnt body was found in the fire pit of then 29-year-old Nathan Middleton. He claims that he met her through craigslist after offering weed in exchange for sex. He also claims that Aprina died of some kind of overdose from an unknown drug that he didn’t supply to her. He said he burnt her body because he was on probation and didn’t want to go back to jail. He ended up pleading guilty to hiding a corpse and mutilating a corpse and was sentenced to 22 1/2 years behind bars but was never charged with her murder. Due to the state of her remains police were never able to determine a cause of death.
Now recently the mother of Aprina Paul has received a letter by someone claiming to be Middleton. In it the letter writer states that he did not kill Aprina but another man did. Authorities aren’t saying who the other man is but they say that he was cleared in their investigation.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the letters did turn out to be from Middleton. He seems like a pathological liar to me. He lied to his fiance and convinced her to help him build the fire he used to burn Aprina’s body. I’m sure he’s lying to everyone about not killing her but he got lucky that there was no usable evidence and now he’s pushing his luck to see if he can get anyone to believe him about the ‘real killer’. My guess would be he’s trying to angle some kind of reduced sentencing. It also makes me wonder if he thinks police are getting closer to the truth.
Nice try OJ but no one is buying it.
I originally posted about Abdullah Alkadi here. He was the 23-year-old student from Cal State-Northridge who went missing after selling his car on craigslist. I was hoping that he would be found alive but sadly that is not the case.
Police say that Abdullah was stabbed to death by 28-year-old Agustin Rosendo Fernandez of Long Beach. Fernandez is said to have killed him in order to steal the car. Fernandez was allegedly in possession of the car at the time of his arrest.
My prayers and condolences go out to the friends and family of Abdullah Alkadi.
I’ll post more as additional details become available and as time allows.
Recently 29-year-old death metal singer Lane Steele Kozloff was recently arrested in Torrance, California for allegedly soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl on craigslist. Investigators say that Kozloff placed an ad looking for a “lil girl”. Ew. Kozlofff is said to have arranged a meeting with the girl at a restaurant and that the back of his SUV was all laid out with a makeshift bed. Of course the 14-year-old girl was actually a federal agent. When you have a bed in the back of your ride you can’t really argue that you were just going to ‘hang out’.
I’m not going to mention his band or anything because the rest of the band probably had nothing to do with it however it is of interest that Kozloff has worked as a substitute teacher at a music school. I guess he can kiss that gig goodbye.
Donald Gary Town
47-year-old Donald Gary Town was recently arrested in Missoula, Montana, for allegedly trying to solicit sex from a 14-year-old boy on craigslist who was actually an investigator from the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Town’s ad allegedly said that he was in to “young skinny” males. Town is said to have the investigator for explicit photos and of course was arrested at pre-determined meeting location.
Not surprisingly Town is a registered sex offender who not only did time for sexual abuse of children but also sexual intercourse without consent. He obviously didn’t do enough time. I mean who would have guessed that a sex offender would have taken to craigslist to find more victims? The answer to that question is everyone except craigslist.
John Phillip Burnside
33-year-old John Phillip Burnside of Hanahan, South Carolina, has been arrested by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly tying up and raping a woman he met through craigslist. The victim says she met Burnside on the singles section of craigslist and had been texting for a week before inviting him over to her home. The couple reportedly started having consensual sex before Burnside started spanking her. The victim said stop but instead Burnside is said to have tied her up and raped her before taking a shower and leaving.
I know what some of you are going to say, that the victim isn’t a victim and the suspect is being falsely accused. I’m not saying that is the case but for the sake of argument let’s say it is. Besides someone ending up as a rape victim that’s another reason why not to go trolling on craigslist for sex.
For men or women craigslist sex is not safe, don’t do it.
Police in Boynton Beach, Florida, have recently arrested 38-year-old Julian Ryals for allegedly brutally assaulting a woman he met on the casual encounters section of craigslist. The victim states that the pair had consensual sex and when it was over Ryals refused to let her leave, tied her up, choked her and hit her and tied her up again after she broke free of her bonds. The victim eventually escaped and was able to call 911. Ryals is then accused of stealing the woman’s car. He also has a lengthy rap sheet that include charges of domestic violence and battery.
People, people, people. How many times do I have to say it? Craigslist is not the place to meet people for anything let alone casual sex. I’m not victim blaming here because ultimately the blame lies with the perpetrator however, male or female, you need to be smarter than this. The majority of men on craigslist looking for casual sex are dregs and a lot of them are looking for nothing more than victims. Think, don’t let yourself become a victim.
Terry Wayne Haupt
We haven’t had one of these stories in a while but sheriffs in Maricopa County, Arizona, have arrested 52-year-old Terry Wayne Haupt for allegedly wanting to have sex with a female dog through craigslist. Sheriff Joe Arpario stated that Haupt’s ad on craigslist was very graphic. I don’t know why but for some reason this is a hot button issue for Sheriff Joe as his department has made numerous arrests for what I like to call craigslist pooch-screwers.
Like I said this is nothing new for craigslist as they have a long history of its users looking for ‘K9′ in the casual encounters section .
23-year-old Abdullah Alkadi, who attends Cal State-Northridge, has been missing since Wednesday after selling his car on craigslit. Police have found his car but the new owner says they have nothing to do with the disappearance.
Alkadi is of Middle Eastern descent and stands at 5 feet, 3 inches. He weighs 110 pounds.
Police say Alkadi was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and beige shorts.
Anyone with information as to Alkadi’s whereabouts was asked to call Detective Carlton from the LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 during non-business hours or on weekends.
I’ll post more details as they become available however I hope I can delete this post after he’s found safe.
Tub of Goo over there is 30-year-old Nathaniel Lamb of Charlottesville, Virginia. I’ve posted about him once before about a year ago here. Back in 2013 he was charged with allegedly raping a prostitute he had met through craigslist. He was on the sex offender registry for a 2004 conviction of using a computer to solicit a minor. You would think that with a track record like that he wouldn’t be roaming free. In reality, not so much.
On 9/5 Lamb was arrested once again for allegedly abducting a woman he had met through craigslist…
However when she was handcuffed, Lamb began touching her sexually, then forcing her to perform oral sex. That’s when, according to her statement to police, she bit down while doing the act.
Oh yeah, I forgot about the part where she bit down on his junk. Not only good for her but it allowed police to arrest him at the hospital while he was being treated for junk bites.
Unfortunately he was out on bond after a witness to his previous crime failed to attend his bond hearing. At that point the prosecution could either only drop the charges or let him out on bond. That’s a loophole that needs to be closed. For all we know there could be victims that have yet to come forward that he accosted between now and then.
I hope he needed stitches, without anesthetic.
Nathaniel Vivian, the shooter’s alleged accomplice
28-year-old Danny Zeitz was shot and killed in Sandy Springs, Georgia, on Friday while trying to sell a video game console on craigslist. Zeitz was allegedly shot by a 16-year-old girl who authorities have not named in yet another robbery gone bad.
While the girl’s boyfriend, 20-year-old Nathaniel Vivian, struggled with Zeitz over the console the girl is said to have fired a shot which struck Vivian in the hand before striking Zeitz in the chest killing him. The couple was in a car at the time of the shooting and had the girl’s 16-month-old baby in the back seat.
Gamer friends of Zeitz set up a GoFundMe page in order to help pay for his funeral expenses.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.
If you’re doing any kind of business on craigslist no matter where you may be the odds are pretty good that you may end up being robbed which has led to deaths in the past. I would recommend not doing business on craigslist but if you insist on doing that insist that the transaction take place during the day in front of your local police department. You can never be too safe when dealing with these kind of transactions.