Part II. Realtor's safety

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:56


Part II.  Cases in Point:

1. September 2014:   authorities found the body of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, days after she vanished while showing a house to a prospective customer. Aaron Lewis, 33, has been apprehended and admitted to the kidnapping after being questioned by police, ABC News said.


2.  Sarah Ann Walker was brutally murdered while presiding over an open house (alone) in McKinney, Texas when she was stabbed 27 times. A house hunting couple found her body on the kitchen floor.


3. 2011: The body of Brenda Wilburn was found bound inside the closet at her home in Pulaski, Tenn. The real estate agent was allegedly murdered and robbed by Robert Wayne Garner, who will stand trial on August 8.


4. April, 2011: The murder of 27-year-old real estate agent Ashley Okland in a suburban Iowa model home is the latest example of rising violence in an industry that has been buffeted by the mortgage meltdown. Okland was found inside a model home in West Des Moines, Iowa, last week after being shot by an unknown assailant.


5. 2011: An Orange County real estate agent was raped and bludgeoned by a man masquerading as a prospective home buyer. The man raped the agent after finding her photo online. The agent was able to survive the brutal attack by alleged assailant  Shawn David Yates after pretending to be dead.


6. June 2010: Wisconsin: Ann Nelson, a Realtor was murdered while showing a home alone.


7. September 2010: Youngstown Ohio: Vivian Martin, a Realtor’s body was found  (strangled) in a vacant badly burned home.  She was showing a home alone.



8. September 2010: Kent, Ohio: Andrew Von Stein, a Realtor, was found a few days ago (murdered) with a single gunshot wound. He was showing property alone.


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