Coed Call Girl True Story

The movie Coed Call Girl came to tv in 1996. It is based on the case of Elizabeth Ann Dugan aka Liz Duggan. The movie is also known by the title "Her Deadly Secret"

Crime New York: Co Ed Call Girl Shoots her Boss

The real story involved the incident of 21 year old Elizabeth Dugan, a New York University medical student. In 1991 Dugan, who had taken a temporary job in order to obtain extra money, shot Robert Staudinger in the head twice and in the hands. Originally, Dugan had responded to an ad in the Village Voice put out by Affinity Escort Service. The escort service had about 200 girls on staff at the time of the shooting. Here is a brief statement given by Dugan as to what happened: He got real upset. He was visibly angry with me at that time. So he told me that he wasn't going to take this (censored) anymore. He says, you know, you think you're so smart. Let me show you something.' He turned around and--and he faced me and he had a gun. I was terrified. He put his hand, like, right behind my shoulders and he pressed me really hard up against his wall. And he put the gun to my head. I was begging him, please, just to stop. And--and not like this and please, just stop. And he was saying--he was saying no. He was saying that he meant it this time. I said fine--just do--whatever--please just get the gun away. And he backed up and he put the gun down on the desk and he started to undo his clothes. And I grabbed the gun and I was scared. I didn't know what he was going to do to me. I thought he was going to kill me.

Upon being asked how she got into the business, she replied: It started out as a lark between a good friend of mine and myself. I don't know if people think of that as bad because I didn't need the money. So it was definitely for the adventure of it, and also--I mean, there's men who are paying $ 300 an hour to spend with you, and out of all the girls he has on file, they picked you. So, of course, it's flattering.


Robert Staudinger was never arrested or charged.

Elizabeth Dugan never did any time in jail. She was acquitted of all charges.

According to the prosecution Ms. Dugan shot Mr. Staudinger because he refused to pay her about $2,300 he owed her and threatened to tell her mother about the line of work that she was in.

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Other Stories About College-Coeds

For extra reading her are some other stories about college co-eds that are similar to the one above. The stories below are not based on the movie or the story above on which the movie was based.

2000 Outskirts of Philadelphia Dancer/College Co-ed Murdered
A woman was found dead under a bridge at connects Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 2000. It appeared that she had been dead for a few days. No one knew who she was. She was wearing a butterfly pedant. Her name was Rachel Siani.  She was a college student by day and a dancer by night.  Though her family did not approve of her lifestyle, she danced in order to put herself through college. Her stage name was Roxanne. Her body was found not very far from the club where she worked. It looked like suicide at first. Her friends and  family did not believe that it was  suicide. The police started their investigation into the death of Rachel Siani. Blood was found on the bridge which indicated that she was bleeding on the bridge.. Forensics positively identified the blood as that of Rachel. Rachel was a 22 year old college co-ed.

She was found without shoes, and her socks were clean. It appeared that she was carried to the bridge. Fibers from her sweater were found on the bridge which indicated that her body had scraped against the it. Forensics testing indicated that she was still alive when she was thrown from the bridge. The cause of death was blunt force trauma. Her car was found at the club. Fellow dancers told police about a man who was infatuated with Rachel. On the night of Rachel's murder, a policeman saw a man banging on the club door at closing time. He was intoxicated. Rachel, who was outside the club talking to a friend at the time, stepped in and offered to help John Denofa back to his hotel room. He was married. He was known to be a regular at the club. Rachel was his favorite. He would often pay Rachel just to talk to him, and he would always stay in a motel next door to the club. His wife knew that he was visiting the club. She was seen dropping him at the club many times. Denofa was a repectable man in his community. No one would have ever believed that he would be involved in a crime such as this. Police questioned Denofa. He denied killing Rachel Siani. He stated that while it was true that she accompanied him back to his room, she did not enter the room. The evidence showed that a scuffle occurred in the motel room. Denofa choked Rachel.  Then he tried to lower her down from the window in order to put her in his truck, but his hands slipped, and she dropped to the ground. In a panic, he went outside, and threw her into the back of his Dodge Ram pick up truck. The truck was caught on tape crossing the bridge. The footage clearly showed the body of a woman in his truck as he passed over the bridge heading in to New Jersey. The driver was not visible. Police examined the truck for evidence. Blood was found, and it was matched to Rachel. Denofa, 36, was arrested and charged with murder. In November 2002 he was found guilty of first degree murder given thirty to life in prison.