More ransom emails from “The Keeper” have appeared. A ransom email has been received concerning the disappearance of two-year-old Sky Metalwala. This email resembles the one sent after the disappearance of Patty Krieger and both were signed by “The Keeper.”
Patti Krieger disappeared on October 2, 2010. She was on a hiking trip with her friends on Sauk Mountain. The police were unable to find her and until recently nothing has been heard about her. At the end of October 2011, over a year after her disappearance, a ransom email was sent. Alan Patterson, Krieger’s son, created a website in order to receive reliable tips concerning his mother’s disappearance. The ransom email sent to the website contained “options” for Patterson to choose from. He was told to wire $250,000 to Ghana in order to see his mother again. At the end of the email, the sender even offered to cut off one of his mother’s fingers to prove she was alive and being held hostage. The sender signed the email as “The Keeper.”
On November 6, 2011, two-year-old Sky Metalwala disappeared after his mother and four-year-old sister left to go get gas. A Facebook page was developed in order to help search for Sky, and they received an email. This email was very similar to the email regarding the disappearance of Patty Krieger. Both emails had similar grammatical errors, offered to fingers as proof the victims were alive, and were signed “The Keeper.”
Is “The Keeper” some sort of con-artist who runs a scam on these websites that are set up as a tipline? Patterson, Krieger’s son, claimed this has to be a scam when he received the email about his missing mother. And now that Sky is missing, will the Metalwala family feel the same way?