By David DeKok. The accused killer, Miranda Barbour, 19, who in an earlier interview said she had killed at least 22 people, named Big Lake, Alaska; Mexico Beach, Florida; and Raleigh, North Carolina as places where authorities might find evidence, according to the article published by the Sunbury, Pennsylvania Daily Item. But they will find body parts.
Barbour and her husband, year-old Elytte Barbour, have pleaded not guilty to the stabbing and strangling in November of Troy LaFerrara, 42, whose body was found dumped in an alley in Sunbury. If convicted, they face the possibility of the death penalty.
Prosecutors say the couple used Craigslist to lure him to a meeting, offering sex, in a shopping mall parking lot. In an interview with the Daily Item in February, Barbour said she was a member of a satanic cult.
Authorities have expressed skepticism about her claims of being a serial killer, noting her petite size and a lack of corroborating evidence. In the interview published on Sunday, Barbour said she was supposed to meet up with two other men who responded to her Craigslist ad, but they did not arrive for their dates and escaped being murdered.
Barbour said she dumped body parts of one victim in Big Lake in southern Alaska, about 13 miles from Wasilla where she once lived. Pieces of another body were left in Mexico Beach, Florida, while another body, apparently intact, was dumped along Interstate 95 near Raleigh, North Carolina, she said.
According to the Daily Item, police in all three locations said they were investigating but knew of no unsolved murders from the times Barbour described. The three police departments could not be reached for comment on Sunday.
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