DETROIT (WWJ)– Detroit’s Police Chief Ralph Godbee said Monday three of four women found dead in trunks of cars over the past week had profiles on a backpage.com website.
“Where three of the four females have a connection to the website deals specifically with pre-arranged adult dating services or escort services,” Godbee said at a news conference at Detroit Police headquarters.READ MORE: Ribs RnB Music Festival Kicks Off This Weekend In Downtown Detroit
The names of two women found in a burning car along Lannette Street early Christmas morning have not been released.
Two women, identified as Renisha Landers and Demesha Hunt, were found in a car along Promenade Street December 19th. The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office said the cause of death in that case is pending as investigators await toxicology reports.
The backpage site offers a variety of services including automotive and real estate.READ MORE: Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won't Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit
Godbee said it’s too early to say if the murders are the work of a serial killer, but he said meeting someone over the Internet can be “extremely dangerous.”
“We implore people to be careful and always let someone know exactly where they are going and who they are with, if you are arranging something, do it in public place.”
WWJ Newsradio 950’s Ron Dewey reported the area was quiet Tuesday morning, but police said they will be out patrolling the area throughout the day.MORE NEWS: MDHHS Lifts No-Contact Recommendation In Huron River Chemical Spill
Police have no suspects. Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.