George Hiotis

Missing Man Another Craigslist Victim?

by George Hiotis on November 22, 2011 at 2:16 am

The father of an Ohio man missing since November 13th says his son interviewed for a craigslist help-wanted ad that Noble County Sheriff Deputies say actually was a deadly robbery scheme that lured people to a nonexistent farm job.

Jack Kern tells the Associated Press that his son, Timothy Kern, was promised 300 dollars a week, a trailer and a truck for the job near Caldwell in Noble County.

Jack Kern says his son was excited about the job because of the chance of bettering his life and helping his three sons.

Kern believes the outlook is grim because his son was never out of touch for long.

One man who replied to the bogus ad was found dead in Noble County last week. Another said he escaped after being shot.