I originally posted about the murder of Dennis Allan Foltz here. Mr. Foltz was 70-years-old when he was murdered by Timothy Ray Walker in 2017. Walker had placed a craigslist ad looking for an “older man” with “no family ties.”. Foltz was shot twice in the back of the head and his body was buried on Walker’s property in Blount County, Tennessee.
Walker used Foltz’s credit cards and bank accounts to buy all sorts of crap and even used Foltz’s own money to pay for the excavation used to bury Mr. Foltz’s body. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the similarities between Walker and Richard Beasley. Beasley would place employment ads on craigslist looking to attract transients. Beasley killed three men in order to steal their identities so Beasley could try to avoid prosecution for other crimes.
Getting back to Walker, this past Friday, Walker pleaded guilty to the murder of Dennis Foltz. Walker was sentenced to 35 years in prison with time served. Walker was arrested for the murder in 2018. He’ll be eligible for parole after 28 years.
Just because craigslist murders have been on the decline in recent years, at least anecdotally, that doesn’t mean that craigslist has become a bastion of safety. When an ad asks for someone with ‘no family ties’, it can’t mean anything good.