Women who escaped from Timothy Haslett's sex dungeon claims he has KILLED two of her friends
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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MISSOURI: The unidentified woman who was kept as a sex slave for almost a month by Timothy Haslett in the basement of his Excelsior Springs home has now claimed that he has killed two of her friends. The woman escaped on October 7 and sought help from neighbors as she repeatedly claimed that the man, Haslett, would kill her if she went to the police. The officials are now actively investigating the matter to determine whether the Missouri monster has any other victims to his name.
The young woman managed to run for her life after Haslett, 39, went to drop his son at school. The 22-year-old abducted woman ran barefoot and fled 100 yards downhill along a street diagonally until she stumbled upon the single-family home of nurse Lisa Johnson and uttered two words "help me." The 41-year-old nurse took the bruised and visibly assaulted woman into her custody for the moment. Speaking to Daily Mail, Johnson explained the incident saying, "It was such a soft, 'help me' and I looked out through our clear screen door and this girl was hunched along the steps. I could see immediately she was in desperate trouble – she looked like something out of a horror movie." In the complaint filed in Clay County Circuit Court, it's stated that Haslett was arrested the same day and charged with first-degree rape, aggravated sexual offense, first-degree kidnapping, and second-degree assault.
Johnson continued to verbalize the horrific condition the victim was in. She said, "She had a metal home-made device tight around her neck, there was duct tape that she had pulled down off her face which had been covering her mouth. Her wrists and ankles were messed up. You could tell she had been tied and whipped. The wounds over her body, wrists and ankles were actually bleeding. She was wearing a very, very short black latex dress, which appeared opened up in places, you could plainly see what she had been through. And she was clearly dehydrated and very malnourished – super skinny, she was maybe no more than 70lbs. Short hair, although not matted, not dirty. There were no tears. I honestly believe she was too dehydrated to produce them."
With a specialization in home health care, Johnson told the girl that she was going to call the police which sent a shiver down her spine. Johnson continued, "She said if I called the cops, he would kill both of us. I said, who? She said, the guy up the street. She said he had been holding her, wouldn't let her go. And that he was going to kill her and he had killed her two friends." By the time Johnson got out of her home after making the 911 call, she saw the terrified girl trying to slip away to Johneson's next-door neighbor. Johnson said, "She hadn't said anything more about her friends, or where she believed they had been killed. But she had no reason to lie about that. So I do believe her – and somewhere, out there definitely could be more victims."
After running away from Haslett, the woman ran towards the home of Ciara Tharp, 39, whose grandmother was present at the scene. Tharp told the outlet, "So she opened the door and the girl ran up and said, 'you've got to help me, I've been held captive, I've been raped, you've got to help me, he's going to end up killing me.' My grandma brought her in, wrapped a blanket around her and went and got her some food and water. She was pretty hungry. And my grandma sat with her and held her until the police came. She told her, "My friends didn't make it, he killed my friends'." Haslett is now being held on a $500,000 bond.