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huh_phd t1_j7q50b9 wrote

This is the modern day equivalent to a chain email


Proof-Variation7005 t1_j7qr1hl wrote

I'm a big fan of all the things that are supposed to be harbingers of sex traffickers.

"If you see a plastic bag blowing in the breeze in the parking lot, RUN! Sex traffickers use these bags to distract victims"


Ryv0n OP t1_j7q5v7f wrote

Lol looks like it so far


DrivenByDemons t1_j7pz7cy wrote

This is 200% BS


Proof-Variation7005 t1_j7q1bwt wrote

This is a very important tip because you learn not to trust whoever shared this uncritically in the first place because they're an idiot.

edit to add: not a dig at u/Ryv0n at all. The blind sharing without at least trying to verify some of it is the problem, not asking "I've seen this a couple times. anyone know more?"


Ryv0n OP t1_j7qaxp4 wrote

I perfectly understand dude dw. My fist instinct upon seeing the post was to try and dig up some sources but nothing came up. Then I tried to track the post down back to the original owner but all responses were “I just screen shotted it idk.” Goes to show how little it takes to convince people these days.


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Ryv0n OP t1_j7rrya0 wrote

Well, if you can read, you can see that I didn’t reinforce the claim. Instead I expressed confusion and asked for clarification.


Proof-Variation7005 t1_j7rsn30 wrote

If someone tried to vaguebook and ask about this, there'd be like 5-10 comments that would be people asking for an explanation of what the post was referring to.

Meanwhile, of the hundreds of people (if not more) who see this post, the majority are going to see a lot of very sensible comments dismissing the original claim with some simple logic.


Marsitivity t1_j89ttga wrote

Bro afraid of questions 💀 Oh no someone asked a question therefore they're spreading information Like huh-???


Electrical-Arachnid t1_j7taxqa wrote

Yet many Americans, even when confronted with their ignorance will wave it off as "well if it could save a life what does it matter?" We are living in a time in American history where a it is considered better to be blatantly wrong with your heart in supposedly the right place than it is to be 100% correct with evidence against a popular narrative.


BigLoveFromAbove t1_j7q2891 wrote

This is absolutely bullshit. However, staying safe is always advisable. Message is great, method of delivery is awful.


jazzy0352 t1_j7pzuaa wrote

While unlikely, crazier things are happening these days. Let’s hope it’s not true. I’m keeping some pocket quahogs as self defense


Rickshmitt t1_j7q8bwq wrote

Clack them together when in danger and slice when attacked!


jazzy0352 t1_j7q92l0 wrote

Pocket quahogs are truly the most versatile carry objects. Offensive, defensive, warning clacks or maybe a nice afternoon snack.


Ryv0n OP t1_j7qbbg0 wrote

You sound like an advertisement 🤣 It worked


Bezman14 t1_j7srfd6 wrote

Pretty legendary comment right here, jazzy. 😂😂😂


lavendergrowing101 t1_j7qaypx wrote

More of the insane shit people post on facebook/whatsapp to scare people. Like the "if you see this on your car door handle, run away because someone is going to kidnap you" kind of nonsense. RI in 2023 is one of the safest places you could be living in all of human history, but the right wing in particular loves this kind of fear-mongering


FAYCSB t1_j7pyjam wrote

So how does this person know about it, and if it’s kept off the news to try to track the killer, why would they post about it?


gusterfell t1_j7q2q6r wrote

Generally if they're trying to track someone, they try to get the news out as much as possible. They want everyone in the area on the lookout for the person.

Keeping it off the news just makes it easier for the suspect to hide.


Proof-Variation7005 t1_j7qrtio wrote

Typically an active serial killer is a huge media story the second the police realize that's what it is. Boston Strangler, Son of Sam, Ted Cruz, the Nightstalker, etc.

And the ones that flew below the radar relied on people not finding bodies because it's really hard to make a murder look like something other than murder.


Theo_dore229 t1_j7r6l35 wrote

Ted Cruz 😂😂

AKA the Houston ripper?


Proof-Variation7005 t1_j7rhatx wrote

Ted Cruz murdered five known victims in the San Francisco Bay Area between December 1968 and October 1969, operating in rural, urban and suburban settings. He targeted young couples and a lone male cab driver. His known attacks took place in Benicia, Vallejo, unincorporated Napa County, and the city of San Francisco proper. Two of his wounded victims survived. Mr. Cruz claimed to have murdered 37 victims. He has been linked to several other cold cases, some in Southern California or outside the state.

Cruz sent a series of taunting letters and cards that he mailed to regional newspapers, in which he threatened killing sprees and bombings if they were not printed. Some of the letters included cryptograms, or ciphers, in which the killer claimed that he was collecting his victims as slaves for the afterlife. Of the four ciphers he produced, two remain unsolved, and one was cracked only in 2020.


Theo_dore229 t1_j7rkvag wrote

AH, not the political joke I thought it was. Forgot about that guy.


Ryv0n OP t1_j7q01zg wrote

The word is spreading through snapchat. I imagine facebook as well. It’s hard to tell where it started


A_Ghost___Probably t1_j7q27i4 wrote

Share this with 10 people or you will explode in your sleep tonight 😱🤯☠


Ryv0n OP t1_j7q2dxq wrote

With all the input, likely so Lol


geekgirl717 t1_j7q88y3 wrote

I feel like this is related to the two bodies pulled from ponds recently. As far as I understand, they are not connected.


theanti_girl t1_j7ruaio wrote

You are absolutely correct. A woman was found in Carbuncle Pond in Coventry that police did determine was a homicide. And then a woman was found in Round Top Pond in Burrillville, partially submerged, and it was determined she had fallen in because she tried to walk on ice that was much too thin. She was a psychologist, and hunters found her, and there was absolutely no foul play suspected.

This is complete BS.


living_for_fiction t1_j7rcio6 wrote

I was wondering that too. I did hear about a third. Last time I looked into the other two it was not confirmed if there was a connection.


simplekindaman13 t1_j7wvp52 wrote

No connection, I live within a stones throw of Round Top Pond. That was accidental. She was always walking in that particular area. Poor woman just went thru the ice and couldn’t get herself out


living_for_fiction t1_j7xi26v wrote

Good to know. Poor woman. But is that with all three or just the last? To be honest as a single, petite woman who lives alone with an adorable non-attack dog I just play it safe anyway.


simplekindaman13 t1_j7xorqf wrote

Coventry one still under investigation, don’t know the story on the third one


fishythepete t1_j7pxcw0 wrote

Over last couple months I think a few women have been found in ponds / lakes, with minimal news shared. Burrville most recently (they IDd the person), Coventry back in Dec that they noted as suspicious, and I thought at least one or two prior.


DoggyP93 t1_j7pz4qi wrote


NoRepresentative5593 t1_j7q1jxz wrote

She was an avid hiker from MA who had the misfortune of falling in.


FAYCSB t1_j7q2xe1 wrote

Worked in MA, but was living in Harrisville/Bville at the time.


Proof-Variation7005 t1_j7q8jrp wrote

In Burillville, it was pretty clearly an accident. The one in Coventry was announced as and being investigated as a homicide. There hasn't been much in the way of followup since that announcement but that's fairly normal for a murder investigation that doesn't have developments.

I mostly blame "true crime culture" but it's kinda nuts how people love to presume the serial killers. Grifters will outright profit off of pushing this bullshit that requires either:

A) the cops to be so stupid they're missing repeated signs of foul play that some jackass with a podcast is finding. It's certainly not impossible but one side of the equation has training, experience, access to the evidence and zero motivation to pretend there isn't a crime.


B) They notice it and, for reasons more insane than any serial killer in history, decided to pretend it isn't a thing with the public. Police aren't really in the business of downplaying or minimizing crime. More crime makes it easier to say that not only is their current budget. staffing, and equipment necessary but they probably need more. Beyond that, it's just intentionally risking the public safety to not warn people. Even if that did somehow make it easier to catch someone (it doesn't), the risk that more people get hurt isn't worth it.

But instead we'll have people who push that Smiley Face Killer bullshit selling ads on their website, doing podcast reads and even getting paid for TV specials to push this bullshit because, at the end of the day, all this is about for the source is entertainment and profiteering. Nobody gives a shit about the real person who died.


Fine-Loquat t1_j7q41f2 wrote

Yup bodies in ponds, came her to say this. Let’s hope they connect the dots ASAP Edit: just saw she was a hiker, but weren’t there others?


TheApeken t1_j7r0r4p wrote

I think you also have to share this with five people or the killer will show up in your room tonight


Harpua81 t1_j7rbobm wrote

The Rhody-ack killer


michaelmcgiblets t1_j7rhp33 wrote

The Pumpkin Spice Mafia strikes again 🐢🐢🐢


pvdtattedbbw t1_j7s4u29 wrote

Why has no one given them a catchy name yet!!!

The Ocean state lake dumper??

Lady killer in the littlest state??

The calamari killer??

I suck at this


Imjusthereforgossip3 t1_j7qag9g wrote

So I have seen people SPECULATE about this after more than one body was found in a lake. People are suspicious that not much info has been released so they think there is a serial killer loose and police don’t want to tip them off. Take that for what you will


Proof-Variation7005 t1_j7qslou wrote

I think the content-ification of real life crime, especially in the last 25-30 years, kinda messes with people's minds about this stuff.


Desperate_Expert_952 t1_j7sva3b wrote

Nah this isn’t even close to being true. That being said I fully support defending yourself.


SonOfBaldy t1_j7sz58i wrote

more bullshit from the big knife industry


Known-Minimum-4198 t1_j8l88tu wrote

There is an older man driving a older black jeep Cherokee following my wife at her job near the cranston/johnston line. He stalks her almost everyday. He follows her to the gas station and pretends he's just getting gas. My wife works at a state run facility and the dude was in the parking lot pretending to clean his car today. When i seen something about a possible killer I was drawn into looking further about it. Legit or not people go missing everyday. I will be going there tomorrow. Be safe people


Downtown-Armadillo58 t1_j7uh58p wrote

Hopefully this is fake but if not it must have something to do with the two bodies pulled from ponds over the last few months.


Successful_Lawyer_58 t1_j8gb9av wrote

Body found in Newport on John chafee boulevard in a porta potty


Successful_Lawyer_58 t1_j8gbf2d wrote

So found another body in Newport all my ntp people don't go anywhere by yourself and stay safe from that guy in Rhode Island killing people don't know if they released it on the news yet or if they're going to keep this post up it is four body's found around ri and in Newport one of them were in burrillville pond on a porta potty in Newport Rhode Island on Coddington highway and John chaffee boulevard


Clamgravy t1_j7q3bb5 wrote

Is there context to the fact that this is happening in RI?


Ryv0n OP t1_j7q3ip4 wrote

I haven’t found any. But one person in this thread linked a source to the body that was found in a lake. It’s allegedly just a biking incident tho


woobnut t1_j7rq7cs wrote

Judging by the mask I can conclude she is talking about covid.


SwimmingNo45 t1_j7s5xz8 wrote

Ppl asking what percent truth of course it’s 0% there’s no “ladies” on here in ri lol


Pockettzz t1_j83zts4 wrote

Are you talking no women on Reddit from Rhode Island…??? That’s 100% wrong


Ryv0n OP t1_j8gbvco wrote

Glad to know that I, along with many other ladies on RI reddit, don’t exist. Thanks dude 👍🏽


TheBerric t1_j7qcfi9 wrote

pepper spray is illegal in RI