Prostitution has become one of the biggest lifestyles among the homeless or drug scenes for generations. From standing on a street corner to escort services advertised it has always been frowned upon. Today, police has started undercover operations that prove to be successful.
Pensacola, Florida- Escambia County police put together a sting resulting in 12 arrests. Among the few, police began to see a pattern that lead them to local escort service ran by a man named Joseph Knecht age 22 who on occasion would solicit himself. He offered to help in the investigation so he could get a lesser charge. Along with his arrest he helped with the arrest of 16 more prostitutes resulting in 29 in total. A big win for Escambia County police officers on cleaning up the streets. Not do much for Mr.Knecht he was found to be linked to a double homicide in the Pensacola Beaches area. He will be now facing the rest of his life in prison
The double homicide he was linked to in the beaches area December 4th 2013 resulted in the death of 2 local junkies Mary Jane Watson and Toby McCall. A neighbor heard a struggle coming from their loft apartment late that night. Neighbors heard the 2 argue a lot so they didn't think much of it. Morning came and the wife of the neighbor walked over to make sure everyone was okay and nobody answered the door and she quickly called the police. On police arrival they found the door was unlocked and discovered a gruesome murder scene. Ms. Watson was found with ligature marks around her neck, with her hands and ankles still bound behind her. Mr. McCall with 4 wounds from a stabbing and he had bled out. The case had gone cold with no other evidence for police to go on. Joseph Knecht was caught by his finger printing when he was booked into the Escambia County police department. After his latest arrest.