Anyone who has experienced online dating knows that it definitely has its risks. If you’re lucky, those risks mainly include potential romantic partners who misrepresent themselves in some way. Maybe they use fake photos (or photos of themselves in their much younger forms), or maybe you find out they already have a spouse or significant other.
How is that lucky, you ask? Well, it could be much, much worse, which is what upcoming Netflix true crime documentary Lover, Stalker, Killer takes an up close and personal look at.
Lover, Stalker, Killer takes a dive into the case of Dave Kroupa, Liz Golyar and Cari Farver. In late 2012, Kroupa was newly single and lonely…so, he did what most modern singles do, and gave online dating a crack. That’s how he met Liz Golyar, and at first the two hit it off quite well. According to Dave, he let Liz know that he wasn’t really interested in anything serious yet, and she was in agreement.
Everything changed when Cari Farver walked into the auto repair shop where Dave worked. The two immediately felt sparks, and went on a date, where again they agreed that neither was currently looking for an exclusive relationship.
Later that evening, when Cari left Dave’s apartment, she passed a woman in the hallway; though she didn’t know it at the time, that woman was Liz Golyar.
As Dave and Cari continued to date, he could feel his resolve about keeping things casual wavering, he was really developing feelings for her. On November 13, 2012, Cari left Dave’s apartment to go to work, and that was the last time she was seen.
A couple of hours later, Dave received a text from Cari stating that she had had a change of heart, and wanted to move in with him. Confused, Dave said he wasn’t ready for that, and he got an angry text in response.
Some of Cari’s family members began receiving upsetting texts from her, and both Dave and Liz were the recipients of threatening texts as well. When Liz’s house burned down (with her pets inside), Cari texted, claiming that she was responsible. But something wasn’t adding up, and the police finally got involved. The truth behind Cari Farver’s disappearance was more bizarre than anyone could imagine.
Lover, Stalker, Killer begins streaming on Netflix February 9. Will you be watching?