Florida Man Murdered in Ohio in Alleged Craigslist Job Scam, Two Arrested


Shortly after, the Florida man's worried sister called authorities to say that she had not heard from her brother for several days, following his trip to Ohio for the job. With the help of cadaver dogs, authorities found the man's body in a shallow grave near where the first victim was shot. There was also a second, empty shallow grave, which authorities believe was intended for the man who got away.

"It seems that this was just a ruse to lure victims into the trap, most likely to commit a murder and relieve the deceased of their personal property," Noble County Sheriff Stephen Hannum said Thursday about the Craigslist job ad, according to the Associated Press.

On Friday, a judge imposed a gag order so that no further information about the case could be released. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, but the results have not yet been released.

Craigslist, an online marketplace that hosts ads for a wide variety of sales and services, has been blamed for a number of crimes and deaths, including the 2009 murder of a New York masseuse allegedly killed by a Boston medical student she met through the website, and the 2010 murder of a Tacoma, Wash., man in a home robbery committed by people pretending to be interested in a diamond ring he'd advertised on Craigslist.

Craigslist did not respond to ABC News.com's requests for comment on Friday.

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