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.
"They are looking for full bodies," Barbour told reporter Francis
Scarcella in the jailhouse interview. "They won't find any. But they
will find body parts."
Barbour and her husband, 22-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
Authorities have expressed skepticism about her claims of being a
serial killer, noting her petite size and a lack of corroborating
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.
"I tried it a few times but it never worked out," Barbour was quoted
as saying in the interview at the state's maximum-security women's
prison in Muncy earlier this week.
"I knew we were going to do this since the day we met, and we tried,
but the others just didn't show up," she said.
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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
The three police departments could not be reached for comment on
The Northumberland County, Pennsylvania district attorney's office
and the public defender representing Barbour could not immediately
be reached for comment.
(Editing by Jonathan Allen, Ellen Wulfhorst and Meredith Mazzilli)
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