A possible addition to the news trend we’d like to end: “Investigators believe a 38-year-old man was stabbed to death in his Queens apartment by a man he met on the Internet, police sources said Thursday. Michael Pecora’s nude body was found in his Forest Hills apartment late Wednesday, hours after his sister called his cell phone only to have a stranger answer, the sources said. The man with Pecora’s cell phone was a cab driver, who told the sister he was given the phone earlier in the week by a passenger who said he didn’t have any money to pay the fare, sources said. The passenger gave the cab driver the phone and a watch as payment when he was dropped off in the Bronx. […] Pecora’s laptop was missing and the cabbie remembered that the suspicious fare was carrying what resembled a computer. That fueled investigators’ belief that the killer met Pecora on the Internet and was trying to cover his tracks, sources said.” [NYDN]
UPDATE: Alexys Fermaintt arrested.