Trucker killed several Women in Southeast, US

Jennifer Smith

Michelle Haggadone

A trucker stands accused of three murders of sex workers and is suspected in at least one other. Authorities are still in the process of looking into unsolved homicides along his long-haul route. His crime spree may have started as far back as 1995.

A loner, who lived with his mother, John Boyer shocked seasoned homicide investigators with his lack of remorse and venomous hatred for women. FULL STORY

The victims are:
Jennifer Smith, 25
Michelle Haggadone, 34
Scarlett Wood, 31
Rose Marie Mallette, 26


“It was consensual”

Karen Jane Campbell and Alisa Marie Beck, victims.

A jury found a Mesa, AZ man guilty in the kidnapping and rape of two women – Alisa Marie Beck, age 21, in 2004 and Karen Jane Campbell, age 44, in 2007. He’s suspected of other violent assaults on sex workers.

According to reports, the Mesa Police Department aggressively investigated the case to bring the killer, a convenience store owner, to justice.

Kensington Strangler

Christine Piacentini visits a makeshift memorial for her daughter, Nicole Piacentini.

Using DNA evidence and a huge push from area residents, Philadelphia, PA police arrested 21-year-old Anthony Rodriquez for strangling three women to death: Elaine Goldberg, 21, Nicole Piacentini, 35 and Casey Mahoney, 27.

Residents rallied after the women’s bodies were discovered in Nov-Dec., 2010 – creating a Facebook page to catch the killer. Police, fearing vigilantism, made haste investigating the case.

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Clockwise from top left: Kim Raffo, age 35, mother of two, Barbra Beidor, age 42, mother of one, Tracy Roberts age 23, mother of one, and Molly Dilts, age 20, mother of one.

On Nov. 20, 2006, passers-by stumbled upon the bodies of four women in shallow graves behind The Golden Key Motel on the Black Horse Pike just outside of Atlantic City. All were clothed, but their shoes and socks had been removed. Their heads pointed east towards mecca and the dirty glitz of the casinos. Beloved and beautiful, all four women were reportedly engaged in sex work along “the track”, an area stroll.

One woman claims this man, who booked a session with her that turned frightening, around the time of the murders may be the killer.

Police have investigated three men though none have been charged. DNA evidence was apparently washed away by the rain. Profiles of the killer have described him as a loner, social misfit and foot fetishist who doesn’t kill every sex worker he sees.

Some have suggested this killer may be responsible for the murders on Gilgo Beach as well, in part based on the appearance of Facebook pages put up posthumously for both the Long Island and Atlantic City victims. Additionally, at least one of the Long Island victims was determined to be killed in the same manner as the Atlantic City victims – strangulation.

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Shrine to Atlantic City victims.

Stop Violence against Sex Workers

We wish we didn’t have to have a blog like this, but we see that in the U.S. little has been done to change the systems that allow violence to proliferate. As sex work is pushed further into the darkest corners of American society, via trafficking panic, we fear more cases of serial killings and assualts in the sex work community.