For the families of those who lost their lives at the hands of the accused craigslist killer, Philip Markoff, the search for closure within our judicial system will never be found.
The former medical student who was accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist committed suicide in the Boston jail where he was awaiting trial, authorities said Sunday.
In the charges brought up against him back in 2009, Markoff was accused of fatally shooting a masseuse he had lured to his hotel room through Craigslist. During his arraignment hearing, Markoff plead not guilty to the charges of killing Julissa Brisman, of New York City, and the armed robbery of a Las Vegas woman. Both crimes happened at Boston hotels within the span of four days in April 2009. Rhode Island prosecutors also accused him of attacking a stripper that week.
Officials confirmed that Markoff was found dead of apparent suicide in his jail cell Sunday (August 15). Deputies found Markoff, 24, unresponsive in his cell Sunday morning in the Nashua Street Jail, the Suffolk County district attorney’s office said in an e-mailed statement, and he was pronounced dead at about 10:15 a.m.
“Markoff was alone in his cell, and all evidence collected thus far indicates that he took his own life,” the statement said. Authorities will investigate to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding his death, the district attorney said.