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Corinna Slusser’s Aunt Believes She Was a ‘Call Girl’ Who Was Killed Or Abducted After Attempting To Go Home

“She had met someone, a man, and he was offering her a new start and a new life in New York City,” Corinna's aunt told Oxygen.com. 

By Emma Kerr
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A missing 19-year-old who may have been working as a “call girl,” according to a family member, called her mother to say she wanted to leave New York and return to her small-town home in Pennsylvania the day before all communication with friends and family stopped. Police believe Corinna Slusser was kidnapped and may have entered into a human trafficking ring after being lured to New York City and beginning to work as a “call girl,” Slusser’s aunt, Julie Anne Becker-Calfa, told Oxygen.com.

Corinna still has not been heard from since the last documented sighting of her in Queens on September 20, the New York Police Department told Oxgen.com. Corinna was reported missing by relatives on Sept. 12. While the NYPD declined to describe the case in greater detail, Slusser’s aunt said before she went missing she got involved in the wrong crowd at home in Pennsylvania and later moved to New York at the request of a 32-year-old man, leaving behind everything she owned.

“She had met someone, a man, and he was offering her a new start and a new life in New York City,” Becker-Calfa told Oxygen.com. “She was lured to New York.”

There, Slusser began to send home photos of her apartment, which she said was her own, in the Bronx. Becker-Calfa said she asked Slusser how she was affording the apartment and Slusser said she was doing customer service work on the weekends, but before Becker-Calfa could get more information, the phone line went dead.

“People have come forward saying she was boasting that she was making a lot of money doing things called dinner dates, but saying there was no sex involved — that was when she first moved out there — and that meant they were just paying to take her to dinner. [Police] believe that escalated into actually being a call girl. She still was being treated well and apparently was able to get her own apartment. When she wanted to go home the next day, that was when they believe she was abducted.”

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Becker-Calfa also said she noticed a change in Slusser’s social media presence during the months before her disappearance.

“Her photos look like straight up advertisements for prostitution,” Becker-Calfa said. “It’s pictures of her in bikinis, it’s inappropriate, and just not like her.”

Sabina Tutor, Slusser’s mother, wrote a plea on social media for the return of her daugher on October 10.

“My daughter was a great student, a cheerleader. She had many friends and lived her life as a normal teenager. I need her home and I can’t bare anymore days like this,”  the post reads. “I fear the worst but I pray for the best and her to return home.” 

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