Craigslist is at the center of yet another tragic incident. In Colorado, a pregnant woman was attacked, and her baby was cut from the womb after answering an ad for baby clothes on the buying and trading site Craigslist. Not a lot of details have been released regarding the case. The names of the victim and the attempted killer and kidnapper have not been divulged to the public.
According to Longmont police, they were dispatched to a home in the 1600 block of Green Place where they found a woman bleeding from the stomach area. Upon close examination, the woman was badly beaten and a slash to the stomach was apparent.
The 26-year old woman told police officers that she had arrived at the home to buy some baby clothes that were advertised in an ad on Craigslist. She stated that when she arrived at the home and stepped inside, she was immediately attacked. The baby was then removed from the woman’s womb.
Law enforcement officials transported the young woman to the local hospital where she was treated for her injuries and is expected to survived. The baby that was stolen from her womb is dead.
The Longmont police released the following statement related to the Craigslist incident, according to News Channel-4.
“Officers arrived on scene and could hear a female calling for help inside the home. Officers entered the home and located a female who had been beaten and stabbed in the stomach.() It was later learned, the female was pregnant and her baby had been removed. The victim was transported to the Longmont United Hospital where she underwent surgery and is expected to recover.”
According to KDVR, authorities stated that the kidnapper arrived at the same local hospital with the dead baby, and then told hospital staff that she had suffered a miscarriage. The abductor is a 34-year old woman.
Kidnappers, robbers, and killers target innocent victims on selling and buying sites like Craigslist. Residents are constantly warned by law enforcement authorities to proceed with extreme caution when selling or buying on these sites. Due to the many dangers presented from meeting strangers, many are using sites like Craigslist to advertise used merchandise but prefer to drop ship the items to an address instead of meeting strangers in person.
Inquisitr has reported on various disturbing crimes concerning Craigslist. In January, Inquisitr reported on the tragic deaths of Bud and June Runion, an elderly couple who had been kidnapped and killed after planning to see a vehicle that was advertised on Craigslist.
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