Beware of a person online named SLAVEMASTER-Truth! and Fiction!
“SlaveMaster,” An Internet Killer who Prowls Via Email–Truth! & Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
An email said to be from the Maryland State Police warning directed toward women that says there is someone on the Internet who goes by the name of “SlaveMaster” and who contacts women online. He is said to have killed 56 of them.
This is also other version of the story circulating with various other names identifying the killer.
At the time of our initial investigation there was a man in custody in Kansas who called himself “Slavemaster” and who was being investigated in connection with the deaths of five women in Kansas and Missouri, according to CNN.
There were not 56 victims, and he is no longer stalking victims on the Internet.
The killings were called “The Barrel Slayings” because the bodies of the victims were found in barrels.
Authorities in Kansas said John Edward Robinson was arrested in June, 2000, at his home in Olathe, Kansas. Investigators said he toured the Internet for sadomasochistic sex and was arrested after two women told police that Robinson had brutalized them during an encounter in a Kansas hotel.
Robinson was found guilty and sentenced to death by lethal injection. He is currently on death row at El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas.
Some of the other names that have been substitied for “Slavemaster” and circulated on the Internet include DreamWeaverGrey, SweetCaliGuy4evr, MonkeyMan, Monkeyman935, Jason Stallings, and Buc Vet.
Posted 1/2/08 Updated 10/01/13
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
This is something I received from the MD State Police
Please read this “very carefully”…then send it out to all the people online that you know. Something like this is nothing to take casually; this is something you DO want to pay attention to.
Think of it as a bit of advice too. If a person with the screen-name of Slavemaster contacts you, do not reply. Do not talk to this person; do not answer any of his/her instant Messages or e-mail. Whoever this person may be, he/she is a suspect for murder in the death of 56 women (so far) contacted through the Internet.
Please send this to all the women on your buddy list and ask them to pass this on, as well. This screen-name was seen on Yahoo, AOL, and Excite, so far.
This is not a joke! Please send this to men too…they can tell their loved ones, just in case! Send to every one you know! Ladies, this is serious.