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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Candlelight Vigil for Missing Arizona Woman, Friends and Family Seek Answers

A group of devoted friends and family held a vigil yesterday for Jamie Laiaddee, a 32-year-old Arizona woman who has been missing for nearly five months. Flyers have been posted all over the Phoenix area as loves ones are determined to have closure on this tragic case.

Laiaddee's boyfriend, Rick Valentini, is the suspect in her disappearance, and has been in jail since May. The more information on him that has been released to the media, the more the guy sounds like an absolute sociopath in the worst possible sense. Not only does he have at least one known alias, and has been charged with forgery as well as with misconduct involving weapons, he has also used online dating sites to reach more women. He actually used Laiaddee's credit cards (after she had disappeared) to pay for online dating services, and proceeded to go on dates with several different women in the Phoenix area before police arrested him on May 28 in connection with Laiaddee's disappearance.

This bit of info on Valentini I found interesting....when he met Laiaddee, he pretended to be a college graduate. He apparently attempted to create a persona that would impress her. Nice.

He must be quite skilled at conning women, since he has several photos posted online that show him with different women that authorities assume he met online. All I can say is thank goodness he's in jail. And it makes me wonder how many others like him are out there, working the online dating sites....

1 comment:

  1. I think there are plenty of people out there who are sociopaths. They are just adept at deceiving others and fitting in. Some are so good at it that they can probably spend their entire lives without other people really knowing that they are actual sociopaths. This is one reason I would never go on an online dating site. You never know what you're going to get. And everyone lies on those sites anyway.