Claim:   A man using the screen name ‘Slavemaster’ is luring women to their deaths over the Internet.


Status:   Was true; now outdated.

Examples:




[Collected via e-mail, 2000]

If a guy by the name of SlaveMaster contacts you do not answer. He has killed 56 women that he has talked to on the internet.

PLEAZE SEND OUT TO ALL THE WOMEN ON YOUR BUDDY LIST . ALSO ASK THEM TO PASS
THIS ON.

He has been on {{ Yahoo- Aol– Excite }} so far.

This is no JOKE.!!!!!!

AND PLEASE SEND THIS TO MEN TO…….JUST IN
CASE!

Send to EVERY ONE YOU KNOW!!
 


[Collected via e-mail, 2001]

Warning from State Police — Please be careful!!!!
State Police Warning!!!!!! Serious

This is something from the 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 SweetCaliGuy4evr 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…just in case!
 


[Collected via e-mail, 2002]

If a person with the screen-name of ooosparklesooo88 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 all the girlS oN ur list.
 


[Collected via e-mail, 2002]

State police warning for online:

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 Monkeyman935 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, AIM, and Excite, so far.

This is not a joke! Please send this to men too…just in case! Send to everyone you know! Ladies, this is
serious.
 


[Collected via e-mail, 2003]

From STATE POLICE..USA (not a joke) State police warning for online: Please read this VERY carefullly…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 this as a bit of advice too. If a person with the screen-name of Free_mumia911 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 everybody on your buddy list and ask them to pass this on.
 


[Collected via e-mail, 2004]

State police warning got online: Please read this very carefully…then send it to all the people on your buddy list. Something like this is nothing to take casual, 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 extra_titanian contacts you, DO NOT REPLY OR SAY A WORD TO HIM. do not answer any of his questions through e-mail or anything at all. Whoever this person person is, he is the main suspect for murder in the death of 26 people (so far) contacted through the internet. Please send this to everyone you know and ask them to pass it.
 


[Collected via e-mail, 2006]

RAPIST ON MYSPACE!! NOT A JOKE
Body: RAPIST ON MYSPACE!! NOT A JOKE
WARNING EVERYONE READ!! RAPIST ON MYSPACE LOOK OUT

please read-NOT A JOKE….
State police warning for online:
Please read this “very carefully”..then send it out to all the people online that you know. Something like this is nothing to be taken casually; this is something you DO want to pay attention to.

If a person with the screen-name of jokerkid613/Ja$on MoNeY 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, AIM, and Excite so far. This is not a joke! Please send this to men too…just in case! Send to everyone you know! Ladies, this is serious. please repost this, it’s important!!!
 


[Collected via e-mail, 2006]

If a person with the screen-name of M.O.B. or goes by his name MIKE CONALLEY 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 3 women (so far) contacted through the Internet. He is a suspect in a shooting and is known for raping and beating young women. He is located in the central Illinois area. 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 and AOL so far. This is not a joke! Please send this to men too…just in case! Send to everyone you know! Ladies, this is serious.
 


[Collected via e-mail, 2007]

STATE POLICE WARNING TO MYSPACE USERS

Please read this…..I hope that all of my Friends Post this and help keep our myspace friends safe.

State police warning for online: Please read this “very carefully”..then send it out to all the people online that you know. Something like this is nothing to be taken casually; this is something you DO want to pay attention to.

If a person with the screen-name of imahustlababay or http://www.myspace.com/ineedatipdrill 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, AIM, and Excite so far. This is not a joke! Please send this to men too…just in case! Send to everyone you know!
 


[Collected via e-mail, 2007]

If a person with the screen-name of imahustlababay or http://www.myspace.com/i_luv_skateboarding 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.



Origins:   Information goes a long way in the Internet era, and this one’s got the legs to outlast even AOL. There is some truth here, but the warning is outdated.

John Edward Robinson Sr., 56, was arrested on 2 June 2000 and charged with sexual assault on two women in the Kansas City area. Robinson lured the women (as he had others) into participating in sadomasochistic sex by contacting them over the Internet under the name “slavemaster.” The two women filed charges after Robinson “brutalized them in a way that went beyond what they

intended.”

After Robinson’s arrest, law enforcement authorities discovered two 55-gallon industrial barrels, each containing a woman’s body, on land Robinson owned in Kansas. A few days later, they discovered three more bodies in barrels kept in a storage space Robinson rented in Missouri. All five women appeared to have been bludgeoned to death.

Robinson was also suspected in the mid-1980s disappearances of three women and an infant whose bodies had not yet been located. One of the bodies Robinson had stored in barrels was later identified as being one of these women, and the missing infant was discovered to have been adopted by Robinson’s brother.

In October 2002, John Robinson was convicted of the murder of three women, the two found in the barrels on his land, and the third disappeared mother of the child he placed with his brother. In January 2003 he was sentenced to death for these murders. He has also been charged in the deaths of the three women found in Missouri.

The “slavemaster” is monstrously real, but so far he’s well short of the 56 victims claimed for him, and he remains behind bars, not out trolling the Internet for additional victims.

This internet warning has taken on a life of its own, one quite independent of the facts. The small grain of truth (someone using the screen name “Slavemaster” has been arrested for the murders of women he contacted on the Internet) had almost been lost in the sandstorm of claims that he’s out there now looking for more victims and that he’s killed 56 so far.

As well, pranksters have been pulling off jokes by substituting their acquaintances’ screen names in place of “Slavemaster,” so now versions are circulating that warn netizens to be on the lookout for someone using the handle “Dodgecity53_,” “SweetCaliGuy4evr,” “ooosparklesooo88,” “DreamWeaverGrey,” “Monkeyman935,” “Free_mumia911,””ineedatipdrill,” “RatBonesBlakStar,” “Silly Black Goose,” “Buc Vet,” “Rooster,” “spikey_mikey913,” or “Darksideishere1,” all screen names that have nothing to do with the real John Edward Robinson.

Additional information:

    Evidence sought in Kansas-Missouri barrel deaths   Evidence Sought in Kansas-Missouri Barrel Deaths   (CNN.com)

    More clues sought in barrel deaths   More Clues Sought in Barrel Deaths   (CNN.com)

    Barrel killings probe expands to Florida   Barrel Killings Probe Expands to Florida   (CNN.com)

Last updated:   21 May 2008

 



  Sources Sources:

    CNN.com.   “Evidence Sought in Kansas-Missouri Barrel Deaths.”

    7 June 2000.

    CNN.com.   “More Clues Sought in Barrel Deaths.”

    8 June 2000.

    CNN.com.   “Barrel Killings Probe Expands to Florida.”

    12 June 2000.