18-year-old Brooke Slocum was eight-months-pregnant when she met 31-year-old Brady Oestrike She thought it was a good idea at the time to meet a perfect stranger from Craigslist for sex.
Having advertised on the site, the plan was for Oestrike to meet Slocum’s boyfriend, Charles Oppenneer and then have sex with his heavily pregnant girlfriend while he watched, in exchange for sexual thrills and money.
According to Police Chief James Carmody from the Wyoming law enforcement authorities, the whole meeting went horribly wrong for the young couple when Oestrike effectively kidnapped Slocum and kept her captive in his home.
Before she was killed, the victim was stuffed into the suspect’s car trunk. Oppenneer’s body was later found decapitated in a park; his head still hasn’t been located.
Following a police chase, after cops had tried to search the suspect’s home, Oestrike fled and then fatally shot himself after crashing his car.
As details of the horrific case emerge, the victim’s father, Greg Slocum, said he knew all about his daughter’s plans to meet random men for sex from the internet. He told reporters that although his daughter agreed to meet the men, it was mainly to please her boyfriend whom she wanted to remain with to bring up their unborn child.
The plan had been for Brooke to move in with her mother two weeks before she disappeared because she had split up with Oppenneer; but then the couple got back together.
Greg Slocum told WOOD-TV: “Even to meet men on Craigslist to make some money because her boyfriend was manipulative. She would put herself through hell just to make sure her family didn’t get divorced.”
Then again, the bereaved father also admitted that his daughter had some “issues” and that she had written letters to her unborn child about her need to meet random men for sex in order to feel loved.
But regardless of who is to blame for the foolish and dangerous decision to meet strangers for sex on Craigslist, the fact it ended in the gruesome deaths of two innocent people is the tragic and sad outcome.