Disabled woman may have been murdered by boyfriend after he lured her into Nevada desert with promise of BDSM photoshoot
Jamie Rae Faden was last seen on September 15, and a body was found in Lincoln County in Nevada on October 5, but has not yet been identified.
A 33-year-old disabled Pennsylvania woman's boyfriend, who might have been living a double life, has been accused of kidnapping her.
John Matthew Chapman reportedly told the authorities that he drove them to Las Vegas promising her a vacation, but he actually was planning on murdering her. Jamie Rae Feden who hails from Bethel Park is believed to have died in the Nevada desert after John claimed that under the excuse of taking an BDSM (sadomasochistic/bondage) themed photoshoot with her, he tied her to a signpost and suffocated her by plastering duct tape over her mouth and nose, CBS Pittsburgh reported.
Jamie was last seen on September 15, and a body was found in Lincoln County in Nevada on October 5 but has not yet been identified. Policed is maintaining that Jamie is still missing, and on Friday announced that John has been arrested on charges of kidnapping, obstructing administration of law and criminal use of communication facility.
John is currently being held without bail in the Allegheny County jail. He is also under investigation for homicide, the criminal docket posting cited by Pittsburgh TV station WTAE reports. Bethel Park police shared that they, "are still actively working to locate Jaime Feden" in a statement that was posted on their Facebook page.
After allegedly killing Jamie, John then pretended to be her on Facebook by sending her family messages to cover up her disappearance until earlier this week when her friends reported her missing.
Jamie suffered from VATER syndrome, a rare congenital condition and she stood just over 4ft tall. Authorities stated that Jamie was sweet-natured and trusting. According to the criminal complaint, Jamie had had a bad past with Chapman but she still traveled with him towards the end of September to Las Vegas for an alleged vacation and the added reason for finding a residence there, CBS Pittsburgh reports.
According to WTAE, the complaint alleges, "At some point on or about September 25, 2019, the suspect convinced the victim to drive into the desert under the pretext of participating in an S&M (sadomasochistic/bondage) themed photoshoot. At the location, the suspect bound the victim’s hands and feet with plastic zip ties and affixed her to a signpost. He then applied duct tape to her mouth and then to her nose until such time she was unable to breathe. At some point thereafter, the victim, Jaime Feden, died from suffocation."
Continuing, the complaint read, "The suspect subsequently removed the tape [from] her mouth, zip ties from her hands and feet, and clothing from the victim’s body,” the complaint alleged. “The suspect left the victim’s body in the area of the signpost and traveled from Nevada back to Bethel Park."
The body that was found in Nevada consisted of many identifications that John attributed, according to the complaint. A coroner's report is pending. There was no attorney who might speak for Chapman identified in the court records.
After John's arrest, his stepmother told WPXI that the family was shocked by the allegations because he seemed to be happily married to a woman who lived in Maryland. She added that they were aware of him going to las Vegas, but he claimed it was for a business trip. She shared they were also aware of Jamie, but assumed that she was just his close friend.
Pamela Chapman, the stepmother said, "What a horribly sad tragedy. What a horribly sad tragedy."