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Craigslist murder suspect: 2 more answered ad, never showed

Miranda Barbour is led out of the courthouse after her preliminary hearing in Sunbury, Pa., Dec. 20, 2013. AP Photo/PennLive.com, Christine Baker

SUNBURY, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman charged along with her newlywed husband with killing a man she met through Craigslist tells a newspaper that two other men had responded to her ad for companionship but never showed up.

In an interview with the Daily Item in Sunbury, Pa., Miranda Barbour, 19, said that their failure to show saved the men's lives. The newspaper interviewed Barbour at a state prison on Tuesday. The story appeared on the newspaper's website Saturday.

Police say Barbour met 42-year-old Troy LaFerrara, of Port Trevorton, through Craigslist and stabbed him to death in her parked car in Sunbury last November with the help of her husband, 22-year-old Elytte Barbour. Police said the couple told them they wanted to kill someone for the thrill.

In an earlier interview with the newspaper, Miranda Barbour said she killed more than 20 people in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California in the last six years as part of her involvement in a satanic cult. Investigators say they have found no evidence to substantiate her claims.

In the most recent interview, Miranda Barbour narrowed down the locations of where she says she committed these murders. She said they took place in Big Lake, Alaska; Mexico Beach, Fla.; and Raleigh, N.C., according to the paper.

Local investigators in those three places reportedly told The Daily Item they were taking Barbour's claims seriously but they have no unsolved homicides that they are aware of.

"They are looking for full bodies," Barbour told the paper. "They won't find any. But they will find body parts" of runaways and individuals she described as bad people.

Barbour said she has not been questioned by federal authorities.

"I said before I would talk to them (FBI) about all of this," she told the paper, "but they never came to see me."

  • Crimesider Staff

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