crime
4:23 pm
Mon December 26, 2011

Detroit police: 3 of 4 murder victims linked to escort service

Detroit police say three of four women recently found dead in car trunks had promoted themselves as escorts through a website.

Police Chief Ralph Godbee talked to reporters Monday, a day after the burned bodies of two women were discovered in a trunk on Detroit's east side. On Dec. 19, the bodies of two other women were also found in a car trunk.

Godbee says meeting strangers through the Internet can be "extremely dangerous." He says three of the four victims used the website backpage.com. It's a place to buy and sell things but also carries personal ads.