BUSTED: Craigslist Murderer Newlywed Teen Miranda Barbour Brags to Cops She Killed 22 Others, Evidence Suggests (To No One’s Surprise) Her Claim is False

Authorities and a missing persons group are casting doubt on a 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman's claims that she killed 22 people in a satanic, cross-country killing spree.

Authorities and a missing persons group are casting doubt on a 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman’s claims that she killed 22 people in a satanic, cross-country killing spree.

Accused “Craigslist Killer” Miranda Barbour claimed most of the victims from her six-year spree were in Alaska, where she shot her first victim when she was 13.

[See also Femme Fatale: Newlywed Teen Miranda Barbour Admits Murdering a Dude She Met on Craigslist, Claims She Killed 22 Others]

On Tuesday, state police there said they hadn’t seen any evidence of serial killer-style slayings.

“At this time the Alaska State Troopers are not aware of any information, beyond Barbour’s comments quoted in the press, or evidence that would implicate Barbour with a homicide committed in Alaska,” state police spokeswoman Megan Peters told the Anchorage Daily News.

Similarly, a volunteer missing persons group, Seeking Alaska’s Missing, said Tuesday that Barbour’s jailhouse tales of mass murder seemed far-fetched.

Christine Baker/PennLive.com/AP

Christine Baker/PennLive.com/AP

“Based on the extensive research conducted by our dedicated team, the numbers Ms. Barbour has suggested simply do not add up,” the group wrote in a Facebook post.

“We at Seeking Alaska’s Missing remain skeptical of her unsubstantiated claims and until proof of such atrocities is given we will not expend our resources on any further investigation.

Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania — where Barbour and her husband are facing the death penalty for allegedly fatally stabbing a man they met on Craigslist in November — Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Rosini said there was “no verification” that Barbour’s claims are true.

Neither the Pennsylvania State Police nor the state Attorney General’s Office was involved in the investigation.

The FBI said it was in contact with local authorities and would “offer any assistance requested,” but hasn’t commented further.

Barbour touched off a frenzy of speculation over the weekend when she told a local Sunbury, Pa., newspaper she killed at least 22 people in a half-dozen states as part of her involvement in a satanic cult….

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2 Comments on “BUSTED: Craigslist Murderer Newlywed Teen Miranda Barbour Brags to Cops She Killed 22 Others, Evidence Suggests (To No One’s Surprise) Her Claim is False”

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  2. Reblogged this on aurorawatcherak and commented:
    North Pole being a bedroom community of Fairbanks, Alaska, where I live, this story is of interest to us, but it has the flavor of a story.
    Make no mistake, Alaska has had its more-than-far-share of serial killers. Anchorage has had at least two — one of whom was subject of a Nicholas Cage movie — and Fairbanks has had at least two (Tom Bundy and Mike Silka, plus another who had all the signs of a serial killer).
    Local gossip in the 1980s and 90s did have a Satanic cult operating in North Pole for more than 15 years, but these were unsubstantiated rumors.
    Barbour’s school records suggest she left Alaska when she was about seven. Maybe she was coming up during the summers to kill people, but in a town that has had multiple serial killers, we’re a bit sensitive to people just disappearing and there really haven’t been that many mysterious deaths and disappearances in her lifetime.
    Might I suggest that this unfortunate young woman is mentally ill. Yes, she killed a man. And, maybe we’ll discover that she’s killed a few more. But 22 people, mostly in a small population state like Alaska?
    Robert Hansen and Tom Bundy (and yes, I know that’s ironic) were able to kill so many people because it was the Pipeline boom years when our communities were overwhelmed with population increases. That hasn’t been a problem for us in the last three decades.
    I think we’ll find this girl is delusional, making up fantasies. She may be absolutely convinced of them, but that doesn’t mean all of them actually happened.


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