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Man Charged With Killing Single Mom Who Led Secret Life As An Escort

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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Man Charged With Killing Single Mom Who Led Secret Life As An Escort


It took seven long years, but a suspect was finally arrested for the murder of a Colorado single mom who reportedly led a secret life as an escort. After Paige Birgfeld disappeared in 2007, her remains weren't found until 2012. And while 63-year-old Lester Ralph Jones was one of her clients, whom police suspected all along, it took another two years until they gathered enough evidence to charge him with murder, kidnapping and arson.

Jones was reportedly one of the last people to call and speak with Birgfeld before she vanished. The 34-year-old was a single mom of three and reportedly led a double life as an escort who ran a prostitution business called Models Inc.

After her eight-year-old daughter reported her missing in June 2007, police found her vehicle -- but it had been set on fire. Police dogs reportedly sniffed out Jones' scent in the vehicle. Additional crazy evidence: cops say they found both a gas can in the RV where he worked and a disposable cell phone that he allegedly used to call the woman before her death.

When detectives questioned him, Jones reportedly insisted he had never met Birgfeld, but another escort told them he had contacted the mom for an appointment, which he canceled after discovering he used to work with her ex-husband.

From there, the details are still very murky. We aren't sure of the exact cause of Birgfeld's death or the alleged suspect's motive. A hiker reportedly discovered the mother's remains in the Wells Gulch area of Mesa County and investigators had to rely on her dental records by that point to identify her.

We also don't know why it took so long for police to make this arrest, though they say the fact that Birgfeld kept her other life hidden so well may have delayed gathering the evidence they needed.

Jones is expected to appear in court on Monday. His prior arrests reportedly include sexual assault, kidnapping and domestic violence.

Why do you think this mother was murdered?

by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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Goodwoman614
by Satan on Nov. 24, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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Why do you think this mother was murdered? Really??

This is what a mod of this group thinks is good topic for "debate and discussion??"

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 24, 2014 at 12:53 PM

I have no idea why this woman was murdered.

It was a risk she took in her line of work but certainly, she didn't think it would come to pass.

I am glad they were finally able to arrest this man.


nonyobizniz
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 1:49 PM

 my guess is that he did not realize when he called the number on her ad, that he was calling a co workers ex wife.

perhaps he was worried that his use of escort services would be exposed, perhaps she threatened to expose him or tried to blackmail him, perhaps she refused him service based on his working proximity to her ex and he simply refused to take no for an answer.

this is just another reason that society needs to change how they view and treat women in the sex trade, we need the govt to give us the same rights and safeties that anyone else working with the public has.

may she rest in peace

SuckIt69
by Bronze Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 1:54 PM
I don't know why she wa murdered. I remember the case though. Very sad. :(
nonyobizniz
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 1:54 PM

 you know what, im an escort.

i am in canada and until dec 6th 2015, i have been able to work in safe conditions. ( c36 takes affect dec 6th)

but now bill c36 has passed and it will make it very hard to conduct business in a safe manner,  and to properly screen clients and set bounderies and terms of service before seeing them.

women in the sex trade industry are often seen as the stereotypical street walking junkie, but there are many many women who choose to support their families this way, and for those of us who do, we need to be able to take measures to stay safe.

this is a huge topic for political debate in canada right now

Quoting Goodwoman614:

Why do you think this mother was murdered? Really??

This is what a mod of this group thinks is good topic for "debate and discussion??"

 

JustCJ
by Gold Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 2:51 PM

I think it's pretty odd that he worked with her ex husband...and the police don't have a clear motive. Then I thought of you, be careful...I mean it.

Quoting nonyobizniz:

 my guess is that he did not realize when he called the number on her ad, that he was calling a co workers ex wife.

perhaps he was worried that his use of escort services would be exposed, perhaps she threatened to expose him or tried to blackmail him, perhaps she refused him service based on his working proximity to her ex and he simply refused to take no for an answer.

this is just another reason that society needs to change how they view and treat women in the sex trade, we need the govt to give us the same rights and safeties that anyone else working with the public has.

may she rest in peace


nonyobizniz
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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 i am very careful, and always prepared for things to go pear shaped.

luckily since returning to the industry the worst thing i have had to deal with is body odor and old men who cant accept that their stallion days are over lol

dont you worry, you wont be reading any articles about me, promise :)

Quoting JustCJ:

I think it's pretty odd that he worked with her ex husband...and the police don't have a clear motive. Then I thought of you, be careful...I mean it.

Quoting nonyobizniz:

 my guess is that he did not realize when he called the number on her ad, that he was calling a co workers ex wife.

perhaps he was worried that his use of escort services would be exposed, perhaps she threatened to expose him or tried to blackmail him, perhaps she refused him service based on his working proximity to her ex and he simply refused to take no for an answer.

this is just another reason that society needs to change how they view and treat women in the sex trade, we need the govt to give us the same rights and safeties that anyone else working with the public has.

may she rest in peace

 

JustCJ
by Gold Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Charge them more lol! 

Quoting nonyobizniz:

 i am very careful, and always prepared for things to go pear shaped.

luckily since returning to the industry the worst thing i have had to deal with is body odor and old men who cant accept that their stallion days are over lol

dont you worry, you wont be reading any articles about me, promise :)

Quoting JustCJ:

I think it's pretty odd that he worked with her ex husband...and the police don't have a clear motive. Then I thought of you, be careful...I mean it.

Quoting nonyobizniz:

 my guess is that he did not realize when he called the number on her ad, that he was calling a co workers ex wife.

perhaps he was worried that his use of escort services would be exposed, perhaps she threatened to expose him or tried to blackmail him, perhaps she refused him service based on his working proximity to her ex and he simply refused to take no for an answer.

this is just another reason that society needs to change how they view and treat women in the sex trade, we need the govt to give us the same rights and safeties that anyone else working with the public has.

may she rest in peace

 


nonyobizniz
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 3:21 PM

 i make the stinky ones clean up and the old ones..well....i ease them into the idea that either they need  to talk to their doctor about viagra or find other ways to enjoy a womans company :)

i always try to treat the client with respect, i dont want to end up on someones short list :-/

Quoting JustCJ:

Charge them more lol! 

Quoting nonyobizniz:

 i am very careful, and always prepared for things to go pear shaped.

luckily since returning to the industry the worst thing i have had to deal with is body odor and old men who cant accept that their stallion days are over lol

dont you worry, you wont be reading any articles about me, promise :)

Quoting JustCJ:

I think it's pretty odd that he worked with her ex husband...and the police don't have a clear motive. Then I thought of you, be careful...I mean it.

Quoting nonyobizniz:

 my guess is that he did not realize when he called the number on her ad, that he was calling a co workers ex wife.

perhaps he was worried that his use of escort services would be exposed, perhaps she threatened to expose him or tried to blackmail him, perhaps she refused him service based on his working proximity to her ex and he simply refused to take no for an answer.

this is just another reason that society needs to change how they view and treat women in the sex trade, we need the govt to give us the same rights and safeties that anyone else working with the public has.

may she rest in peace

 

 

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