People quickly assume most homicides are Coworkerm when in reality, most homicides are committed not by a stranger.
Part of the misconceptions takes roots from a 1990s FBI report suggesting that in half of all the murder cases, the victims had no relationship with the killers.
The report was only partly true; even if the victims and killers never knew each other, they most likely had some relationship through mutual friends, coworkers, or acquaintances.
If a victim was community as the killer, despite not knowing each other, it should have been considered a form of the relationship too. Randomness implied the impossibility of protecting yourself.
This is why the story of random killing in the Lululemon Murder case on March 11, 2011, seemed believable during the early phase of the investigation.
Jayna Murray, a manager at the Lululemon Athletica store in Maryland, was brutally stabbed 331 times.
Based on the testimony of a coworker, it was a random homicide. As the coworkers came along, the police realized the story was false. The true killer was no stranger at all.
10 /10 One Dead, Another Tied Up
The mystery began when on Saturday morning, other employees of Lululemon arrived to find the store in disarray and their two coworkers covered in blood.
Norwood tied-coworkers were lifeless. Norwood told the police she and Murray went back to the store after it had closed Friday night to pick up an item.
Two masked men followed the women into the store and began the assault. Almost immediately, the authorities launched a search and asked local stores to provide data on the sales of the ski mask.
9 /10 Victim Turned Witness Turned Suspect
Further investigation revealed some inconsistent statements from Norwood. The police realized that her story didn’t add up a week after the incident.
For example, the police found that the only bloody footprints at the crime scene were Norwood’s; the superior other bloody prints were identical to the shoes found at the location.
Her bruises didn’t appear to result from a brutal attack, and the way she was tied up seemed to be self-inflicted. On March 18, Norwood was arrested on suspicion of murder.