Accused Craigslist Killer: I Killed 22-Plus 'Bad People'

Miranda Barbour says she stopped counting victims she killed in last 6 years

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 16, 2014 11:22 AM CST

(Newser) – Miranda Barbour admits killing a 42-year-old Pennsylvania man she says she and her new husband picked up on Craigslist for sex in November, but her tale only gets darker from there: In an interview with the Sunbury Daily Item, the 19-year-old says that she's killed at least 22 people over the last six years in a cross-country killing spree as a member of a satanic cult. "When I hit 22, I stopped counting" her victims, she says. She claims to be behind murders in Alaska, California, Texas, and North Carolina. "I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them," she says, adding that she killed only "bad people" who "didn’t deserve to be here anymore."

Barbour claims she was sexually abused as a child, and joined a satanic cult at 13, the age at which she was introduced to murder. At this point, it's just Barbour's word, but Sunbury police say they are "seriously concerned" and that they're talking to officials in other localities. "I feel it is time to get all of this out," she says. "I don’t care if people believe me. I just want to get it out." Click for the Daily Item's full report.

In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, Miranda Barbour is led out of the courthouse in Sunbury, Pa.   (AP Photo/, Christine Baker, File)
In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 photo, Miranda Barbour is led into District Judge Ben Apfelbaum's office in Sunbury, Pa.   (AP Photo/The News-Item, Mike Staugaitis)
In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, Elyette Barbour is taken into the courthouse in Sunbury, Pa.   (AP Photo/, Christine Baker, File)
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