DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – An Oak Park man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a woman he met online.
The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 26-year-old Jerome Moore of Oak Park was arraigned Thursday in Detroit on a charge of first-degree murder.READ MORE: City Of Detroit Celebrates New Mixed-Use Development Project Named After Artist
Prosecutors say Moore made contact Aug. 15 with 23-year-old Cynthia Worthy on Backpage.com. The website carries personal ads that include people looking for sex — often for pay.
Worthy’s sister reported her missing after she never returned home from her date, and her body was found two days later in a Detroit alley. She had been stabbed.
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Moore is jailed without bond and faces an Oct. 22 probable cause hearing. A preliminary examination is scheduled for Oct. 29.
This isn’t the first time Backpage.com has been linked to a murder case. In April, 2014, a Sterling Heights man was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted in the deaths of four young women whom he met on the website. Their bodies were all found in car trunks in Detroit.
Following her death, Worthy’s father told reporters his daughter wanted to give up escort work and had recently enrolled in college.MORE NEWS: AG Nessel Says Independent Investigation In Oxford Possible, Despite District's Denial
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