Disturbing twist behind 'gorgeous' $660,000 house for sale

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Potential home buyers are being urged to not snap up this "gorgeous" three-bedroom house, after the owner allegedly murdered a pregnant woman inside it and fears a sale could fund his release on bail.

In August 2020, Kassanndra Cantrell was reported missing after she missed a doctor's appointment. At the time, her family were insistent that she had not run away.

After weeks of searching, Ms Cantrell's remains were found and her ex-boyfriend Colin Dudley was arrested.

Now, Dudley's home in Tacoma, in the US state of Washington, is up for sale for $470,000 ($A664,780).

Pictured is the Tacoma House, where Dudley reportedly lived.
A house that is reportedly owned by a man who is awaiting trial for the murder of his ex-girlfriend is up for sale. Source: Redfin/Better Property Solutions

The home has had a fresh paint job and new flooring installed. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and it's situated in a "great location", according to the listing.

Dudley is awaiting trial and has been charged with first-degree murder in relation to Ms Cantrell's death. His attorney told KIRO 7 he had no intention of making bail.

In September 2021, FOX 13 reported that investigators believe Ms Cantrell may have spent her final moments inside the house.

Detectives reportedly found what they believed to be blood in the home's basement. Ms Cantrell's remains were found wrapped in garbage bags near a hillside.

The real estate listing now advertises the basement as a "large hobby or entertainment room".

Police arrested Colin Dudley, Ms Cantrell's ex-boyfriend in 2020. Source: Pierce County Sheriff's Department
Police arrested Colin Dudley, Ms Cantrell's ex-boyfriend in 2020. Source: Pierce County Sheriff's Department

Family share concerns about home's listing

Ms Cantrell's family were tipped off about the home being listed for sale by realtor friends and they're concerned the money from the sale will be used to help the man accused of killing Ms Cantrell.

"It’s not about whether you want to buy the house or not," Ms Cantrell's mother Marie Smith told KIRO 7.

"It’s about who you’re helping right now."

The family are worried the money might go towards Dudley's bail and Ms Smith questioned whether they would be safe.

Kassanndra Cantrell's family are very concerned about the house potentially being sold. Source: Pierce County Sheriff's Department/GoFundMe
Kassanndra Cantrell's family are very concerned about the house potentially being sold. Source: Pierce County Sheriff's Department/GoFundMe

News of the home's listing made its way to TikTok, where the popular account @zillowtastrophes urged people not to buy the home and spread awareness about the property.

"I think this is the first time I've shared a house with you, that I don't want anyone to buy," Jessica More, the woman behind the popular account, said.

The family still has a GoFundMe up, with the last update indicating the family intended on having a bench named in her honour.

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