Jeffrey Locker: Another Craigs-List-Like Murder?

18 Jul

Motivational speaker Jeffrey Locker was found in his car in East Harlem, his hands bound behind his back, a cord around his neck tied to the headrest, multiple stab wounds to his chest. This was around 11:30 a.m., July 16th. Witnesses said they had seen him earlier, around 3 a.m., in the Wagner Deli, where he bought a bottle of water and condoms. He had apparently called his wife earlier, telling her he had a flat tire and would be home late. He never made it.

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The autopsy was apparently done yesterday and no official report has been released, but some sources say that the stab wounds damaged his lungs, heart, and aorta–each potentially deadly.

The twists in this case are that he might have been there before, visiting a prostitute in a nearby project–not proven, just under investigation—and that he was in some way involved in the Lou Pearlman ponzi scheme and was in significant financial difficulty.

Though on first blush this looks like another man-visits-prostitute-and-gets-murdered story, the possibilities are intriguing. Maybe it was simply a robbery? Maybe it was a drug deal gone sideways? Maybe it was an angry creditor who set him up and killed him? Maybe it was…well…come up with your own scenario. This will be an interesting case to follow.




Posted by on July 18, 2009 in Interesting Cases, Trauma


5 responses to “Jeffrey Locker: Another Craigs-List-Like Murder?

  1. Karen in Ohio

    July 19, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Do you know if he really did have a flat tire, or if that was the story he was telling his wife? Seems that would be an important detail.


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      July 19, 2009 at 7:05 pm

      There is no evidence that he had flat at anytime that night. Cover story for sure. Now they have an ATM photo of a couple who used his card to get money. Police think the girl might be the hooker he came to see—-a witness said his car was parked near the project where the hooker lived on many Wednesday evenings.


  2. Leah

    July 27, 2009 at 8:56 am

    This is July 27th and the hooker that was
    responsible for this murder hasn’t been found!!! Why have they not found her?investigators should be working day and night looking for her??
    She cannot be that far out of sight.. There is no reason why the law hasn’t found her yet..
    I truly don’t think they are even searching for her.. Just because they have a nut case that said he did it , dose not mean they should stop looking for the hooker who set him up.. That’s if the story the police are telling is even true..

    Are they even trying to find this hooker or are they happy with just one person saying he did the murder all alone..

    Where is justice here??


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      July 27, 2009 at 9:05 am

      I assume that the police are looking for her and the other male accomplice. Hope so anyway. I’d suspect that we will hear of other arrests before too long.


  3. Keith G.

    September 3, 2009 at 6:35 am

    In my opinion, the police/investigators should be focusing also on the hooker who set him up and her accomplices. They aren’s trying hard enough. The (2) individuals could’nt have gone very far with $1400-split between them. They probably cracked up the money and their families are helping them stay in hiding. The community should be helping more, because this was a human being; not perfect; but still a human being. I believe this will come to light hopely sooner than later. Godwilling!



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