Cynthia Worthy: Backpage.com Ad Allegedly Leads To Murder, Missing Black Woman Found Dead In Detroit, Michigan

Cynthia Worthy, an African American woman who was previously reported missing, has been found dead in Detroit, Michigan, after going to meet a man from Backpage.com. Law-enforcement officials say they found the dead body of a black female in an alley located on the west side of Detroit in the 4000 block of Davison. The victim, who was later identified as 23-year old Cynthia Worthy, had stab wounds to the body. A cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy is currently pending, according to ABC 7-Action News.

Cynthia Worthy was last seen leaving her home in the 3200 block of Cortland around 3 p.m., on August 14. The woman’s sister told police that she believes Cynthia had planned on meeting up with someone from Backpage.com, an online classified ads site that has an escort section for people looking to hook up for sex. The section is designed to match lonely hearts who are willing to pay for sex. But this sort of online service presents many dangers. Some of the woman’s family members had no idea that she was affiliated with the site. Her mother told Action News that she was disappointed and saddened to learn that her daughter was involved with the site.

In previous missing persons reports, Cynthia Worthy was described as a black female who was 5’3″ tall with auburn hair. She was last seen wearing tan sandals, a dark shirt, and stone-washed denim jeans. Family members are devastated to learn of their loved ones fate and are angered by the negative comments that have been posted related to the missing woman’s case—comments that suggest that she shouldn’t have been escorting or meeting up with strangers on the Internet. Her relatives say that Cynthia Worthy was still a person and didn’t deserve what happened to her.

A 2009 photo of Cynthia Worthy.

Escort services and sugar baby sites are springing up all over the Internet, and enticing women to hook up with strange men. Some do it strictly for the money in order to improve their lives such as paying for college, rent, or other things that they need. Others use it as a way of socially connecting with someone in a sexual way. Inquisitr reported several days ago that the 2015 Lifetime movie Sugarbabies dramatized events concerning women who become high-paid escorts.

In 2014, James Brown, another Michigan man, was convicted of killing four women that he met on Backpage.com The women were all found strangled to death in his basement. Earlier this year, James A. Adams was convicted of murdering a woman that he hid behind a couch. He was also accused of raping and attacking several other women. He met two of his victims through Backpage.com, according to court records.

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