Craig’s List has been the source of a few really bad dates and some really great deals on household stuff.
Katherine Ann Olson had answered online ads for nanny jobs before without trouble. But one posted on the popular Craigslist.org website for a job in Savage may have cost the young woman her life.
Olson, 24, was found dead in the trunk of her car at a Burnsville park late Friday night. She was last seen by friends on Thursday morning, when she went to meet someone in Savage about the job, which authorities said she had found on Craigslist.
As a father of a daughter who’s a few years away from going out into the world, the story is both heartbreaking and alarmng.
This quote from Olson’s mother kills me:
“We grieve even more because of what the world has lost. Not just for us, but for all these other people she would have touched,” said Nancy Olson, her face still speckled with glitter from holding a Mother’s Day card Katherine made for her a few years ago.
“Parents get to raise a child and then release them to the world. And now she’s gone to the next world,” Nancy Olson said. “We’ve had her for the time we had her. And now we’ve given her away.”
It’s hard to really add anything.
A 19-year-old Savage [“]man[“] who police believe placed the ad is being held in the Scott County jail pending charges. Authorities did not release his name but said charges could be filed as soon as today.
While I still oppose the death penalty on principle, I will applaud the first yegg who jams a shiv into the guy’s chest if he’s found guilty.