Wisconsin Murderer Met Victim at Online Dating Site
As reported by USA today in this story, it’s sad to see that yet another tragedy was linked back to a connection made at an online dating site. The specific dating site where Jenny Gamez of Cottage Grove, Oregon who was tragically murdered by a former Milwaukee, Wisconsin police officer Steven Zelich was not publicy released as of yet but it’s not so much the broader question that many proponents of online dating site background checks would cite.
DateCheckout.com, Online dating background checks service does not take a position on either side of the argument as far as whether we should require dating sites to use background checks but we do think they should offer them.
‘Offering more tools for dating safety makes people more aware of the dangers’. -DateCheckout
The question one may pose is could a background check have prevented this crime.
The truth is a dating service background check may not have prevented this young woman from meeting Steven Zelich.
However, perhaps this young woman would have asked more questions if she was aware of a career in law enforcement that was cut short at nearly 12 years.
At DateCheckout we think that there are lots of Steven Zelichs in this world and that anything that can help prevent tragedies like this should be done, including offered services at dating sites that give you more background about who you maybe meeting online.
OnlineDatingBackgroundChecks.com partners with dating sites to encourage members to use a dating background checks service. We think researching, documenting, and then sharing online dating crime stories will at least illuminate the issues. Ask your dating site about adding DateCheckout as an option on their join menu.
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