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Cops: No Evidence Linking Garrido to Dead Hookers

Search of alleged Dugard kidnapper's home finds no connection to unsolved '90s killings

(Newser) - Police say they’ve found no evidence linking Phillip Garrido—alleged to have abducted a California girl and imprisoned her for 18 years—to a series of unsolved murders of prostitutes in the late 1990s, the Contra Costa Times reports. After Garrido, a registered sex offender, was apprehended with missing... More »

Craigslist Sex Ad Was Carjack Lure

John responds to prostitute's pitch, gets held up at gunpoint

(Newser) - A California man who responded to a Craigslist ad for a prostitute got hit over the head and carjacked instead. The 23-year-old went to a house listed in the ad and started to return to his truck when no one answered the door. Two armed men then took his money... More »

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