Online dating can be an amazing thing. People have the opportunity to get to know people from all over the world and perhaps discover the love of their lives. These are modern love stories that might not have happened organically, and it often goes to show how technology is a beautiful thing. But sometimes, meeting a person online can lead to online dating murder stories. We've all heard at least one story or another of people getting killed after meeting someone on Craigslist, or Bumble dates that ended in shady shenanigans. It seems that for every positive story someone has about meeting someone online, there are just as many horror stories. The following stories revolve around people murdered during Tinder dates. While not every nice person you meet on Tinder will turn out to be a creep, many individuals who use online dating as a means to meet people are incapable of having relationships otherwise.
These stories will remind you how careful you must be when exploring the online world of dating. Continue reading to learn more about Tinder murders, and attempted murders, and keep these stories in mind the next time you're arranging plans with a stranger online.
Warriena Wright Swiped Right On Tinder And A Week Later She Was Dead
26-year-old Warriena Wright from Wellington, New Zealand met Gable Tostee on Tinder. A week later on August 7, 2014, the two met up and went on a date, which led to the couple going to Tostee's apartment. Once there, the two got into an argument, and Tostee allegedly choked Wright and locked her outside on his balcony. Apparently, Wright tried to escape and fell off the balcony to her death. For reasons still unknown, Tostee recorded an audio recording on his phone during the spat. On the audio, which was later played during Tostee's trial, you can hear him shouting to Wright that she was lucky he didn't throw her off the balcony, followed by expletives. 28-year-old Tostee was arrested for her death, but he was acquitted of all charges.
Sydney Loofe Went On A Tinder Date And Her Body Was Discovered A Month Later
24-year-old Sydney Loofe of Lincoln, Nebraska met Bailey Boswell, 23, on Tinder, and the two set up a date for November 15, 2017. Loofe was excited about the date, even taking photos of herself after getting ready, and posting them on Snapchat with the caption: "Ready for my date." The next day, Loofe did not show up to work nor call in, and family and friends began to worry. It wasn't long before a search party was set up and the FBI got involved in the disappearance. Investigators were already looking into Bailey Boswell, the woman whom Loofe was last known to be with, as well as Boswell's roommate, 51-year-old Aubrey Trail. The two have made several statements online denying any involvement in Loofe's disappearance. The pair were arrested on unrelated charges. On December 5, 2017, Loofe's body was finally found several weeks later in a rural area, dismembered. The FBI are awaiting autopsy results.
Francia Ruth Ibarra's Tinder Date Killed Her And Dissolved Her Body In Acid
26-year-old Francia Ruth Ibarra met Emmanuel Delani Valdez Bocangegra, also 26, through Tinder. The two had gone on several dates, but during their last meetup on December 3, 2016, Ibarra went missing. Police went to Bocangegra's Mexico City home to question him regarding Ibarra's disappearance, where they discovered human bones in a garbage bag. The police believe that Ibarra may have turned down Bocangegra's sexual advances, which caused him to murder her and dissolve her body in hydrochloric acid. He then left the bones on the balcony of his apartment. An emotionless Bocangegra was later arrested for the murder.
Jordan Matthews Beat His Girlfriend To Death After Believing He Saw A Tinder Notification On Her Phone
23-year-old Jordan Matthews from Cardiff, United Kingdom was dating 24-year-old Xixi Bi. In August 2017, the couple was spending time together when Matthews saw what he believed to be a notification from a man named Ben from Tinder on Bi's phone. Matthews went into a rage over the message, and the two began to argue. The argument turned to physical violence when Matthews started beating Bi, breaking her jaw and several ribs. The savage attack resulted in Bi's death. Matthews was arrested, and during his trial, it was revealed that he was physically and verbally abusive throughout the relationship. Investigators would later discover that Bi didn't even have the Tinder app on her phone. Matthews received an 18-year prison sentence for his crimes.