Monday, November 28, 2011
PLUS: CRAIGSLIST KILLER RAFFERTY'S VICS ID'D
Timothy Kern had told family that someone had made him a "good offer, but strange" after getting he responded to the post on the popular advertising
But as we reported here when he arrived at what he thought was a secluded farm near Akron, OH, he would have quickly found there was no job.
Cops now believe he was greeted by 16-year-old Brogan Rafferty and his pimp pal Richard Beasley, 52, who then lured him to a secluded spot and shot him, before burying his body in a shallow grave.
A second man, who also responded to the advert, David Pauley, 51, was also found buried on the property.
Both were found with gunshot wounds to the head.
Rafferty and Beasley were caught after a second man, who'd responded to the same advert, managed to escape and alert the cops.
He told cops that they were walking into a wooded area when he heard the terrifying sound of a gun being cocked and he started to run.
Despite being shot, he amazingly managed to escape, hiding in the woods for seven hours before seeking help.
Chillingly, cops found a second shallow grave had been dug in preparation for his body.
Lead investigator Sheriff Steve Hannum is under a judge's gag order and can't comment on the case, but law enforcement sources have revealed there maybe more victims.
One said: "These guys ran a slick and chillingly deadly operation. Who knows who they might have fooled into turning up."
The farm advertised on Craigslist does not exist; the area where the bodies were found in Noble County is property owned by a coal company and often leased to hunters.