‘Jack the Ripper’ killer lures escort to his home to murder her

by Ellen Killoran

A man fixated with Jack the Ripper lured an English escort and mother of two to his home before he strangling and stabbing her to death.

Casey Scott, 29, reportedly confessed to murdering Lenuta Haidemac, 28, after luring her to his Linconshire, England, apartment under the guise of a hiring her as a paid escort. According to the Mirror, they had arranged an encounter online, and Scott told a friend on Facebook that he couldn’t pay her fee and then said, “It doesn’t matter. I’ll sort it.”


Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Ellen is a seasoned journalist and former media & entertainment reporter with a taste for true crime. Formerly a senior editor at IBTimes, her work has appeared in Forbes, Rolling Stone, Maxim, NYMag, Indiewire, and more. She co-produced the HBO documentary "Youth Knows No Pain" and appeared in a documentary series that aired alongside the Lifetime movie "Manson's Lost Girls."