In this day and age of online dating and app hookups, it’s become standard to meet men on social media and other digital outlets, but the story of Sharae Bradford might make you think twice about how soon you want to go from social outings to home invitations.
On Saturday, Bradford was found nude and “bleeding heavily” by a family member in her Ferguson, MO, apartment around 6 pm. At the time, the 25-year-old mom was responsive but by the time paramedics arrived she was unconscious and pronounced dead at the scene.
Bradford’s family believes the individual responsible for the young mother’s death is a man she met on Facebook last week whom she invited to her house for the first time Saturday. The man reportedly suffers from mental illness and has a violent past.
The victim’s mother, Yolanda Seay, told the local Fox station the family only recently learned of the man’s background. “We didn’t know this until everybody started posting things on Facebook about him. They say they know he did this. We know he did this, my daughter is killed. My daughter is murdered because of this.”
Bradford’s apartment complex is surrounded by surveillance cameras and police have taken the tapes from the cameras but have yet to comment on the case or Bradford’s cause of death. Thankfully, her 6-year-old daughter wasn’t home at the time of the murder.
Update: Police charged 20-year-old Stassie Greer, of neighboring town Jennings, with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action on Tuesday. Greer is being held at the St. Louis County Justice Center on $1 million cash-only bond.