Monday, August 16, 2010

Boston Globe-Accused Craigslist Killer Commits Suicide In Jail Cell

Accused Craigslist Killer Philip Markoff: AP
(Story reported by Maria Cramer for the Boston Globe)

Accused Craigslist killer Philip Markoff, charged with killing a New York masseuse in a Back Bay hotel room last year, was found dead in his jail cell yesterday morning, a plastic bag tied over his head in an apparent suicide, two law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation said yesterday.

Another law enforcement official said Markoff also had a cut to one of his arteries. Details were not available.

Markoff, 24, who had been a promising medical student and was engaged to marry his college sweetheart at the time of his arrest, was alone in his cell when jail officials discovered his body a day after what would have been the one-year anniversary of his canceled wedding.

The apparent suicide caps a case that attracted national attention because of the brutality of the crime in a luxurious Boston hotel and the double life Markoff appeared to lead.
(click here to read the full story on the Boston Globe website)

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