RI cops: Case similar to Boston Craigslist slaying

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — An attempted robbery of a woman at a suburban Providence hotel may be linked to the slaying at an upscale Boston hotel of a woman who advertised massage services on Craigslist, police said Friday.

A 26-year-old woman who also advertised massage services on Craigslist was bound with cord and held at gunpoint at the Holiday Inn Express at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday, Warwick Police Chief Stephen McCartney said. The assailant fled when the victim’s husband returned to the room.

The husband briefly chased the assailant out of the room, but then returned to check on his wife, McCartney said. The woman told police she worked at The Cadillac Lounge, a Providence strip club.

“She may have been involved in some sort of a sex-for-money transaction at the point in time when she had the confrontation with this alleged assailant,” McCartney told WPRO-AM radio.

Associated Press

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  1. One thing that is sad about this is not even a week ago the Warwick police were in a massage parlor not even a mile up the street from that hotel. They were saying “Human Trafficking” exists in the massage parlors, and they could not have been more wrong. They forced the three women who were working in the massage parlor together to leave, after taking their cell phones, cash, and laptops (all personal items). Now the three women who were in one location, working together safely (because there is safety in numbers) are out on their own. Now they have to deal with a killer on the loose. And this is in a state were prostitution is LEGAL.

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