The online dating habits of a San Francisco man are currently being investigated by police, after he was arrested on suspicion of killing his ex-girlfriend and hiding her body in a storage facility.
Last week, self-proclaimed “Tinder enthusiast” James Woo was arrested after the body of 33-year-old Julie Tureson from Colorado Springs was discovered in a storage unit belonging to him.
According to police, the body of the mother-of-four was discovered just a few hours after she was reported missing, after which the suspicious death was upgraded to homicide.
Woo, aged 38, was then apprehended by police at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where he had travelled to in order to board a flight to Hong Kong.
And police said they are investigating Woo’s dating history, saying he was a “prolific user” of dating apps like Tinder.
Police investigating the crime have said they plan to contact Woo’s Tinder matches, as well as anyone he had texted or emailed to “form a complete background” on him.
Detectives also believe he had been in contact with several women in San Francisco, Denver and Colorado Springs on dating services, during his relationship with Tureson.
He is currently being held in custody in Seattle on suspicion of involvement in his ex-girlfriend’s death.
However El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has said the identity of the victim will not be released until positive identification has been made by the Coroner’s Office, and the next of kin has been notified.
The office’s spokesperson, Jacqueline Kirby also told the Denver Post that the pair had been in a relationship for several years, adding that neighbours were “stunned” to learn that Woo had been accused of murder.
The news comes after the horrific case of Jason Lawrance, who was recently jailed for 12 years for raping five women he met on the dating app, amid calls for extra safeguards on dating services, and further collaboration between dating services and the police.